The press-office of Sir Elton John neither confirmed nor denied his participation in the "Rainbow" Gay Festival in Vladimir, which will take place in August of this year.
The previously unknown organizers of the event invited the world LGBT community to the gay-pride event that is supposed to take place on August 22, 2009 in the park named after Vladimir’s 850th anniversary.
The line-up of the festival includes "performances by famous musicians, a carnival parade, a wedding ceremony, pop concerts on multiple stages, a DJ Party with a Fire-show and fireworks".
As a reminder, this is not the first attempt to have a gay-festival in one of Russia’s regional centers. Previous attempts failed, either because of the organizers, or because of the local authorities, which prevented similar events under the pretence of "fighting homosexuality propaganda".
Translated by Alexander Lipovtsev