Violent Confrontations Mar an International Day for LGBT Awareness

From kiss-ins in Paraguay to neo-Nazi attacks in Russia, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia confronts prejudice and discrimination across the globe.

BY Advocate.com Editors

May 18 2012 11:57 AM ET

Neo-Nazis attack gay activists in St. Petersburg, Russia. x633 | ADVOCATE.COM

After an IDAHO protest rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, activists were escorted back to their buses by police. But they drove only a few blocks before being stopped by groups of young men dressed in neo-Nazi insignia, some with face masks and many with shaved skin-head hairstyles. They attacked the buses, broke through the windows and assaulted the activists inside.

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