Initiated by the "Rainbow Association", 25 activists of the LGBT movement, together with some local young people who have proved friendly toward to the gay community, last weekend held the first "Rainbow Saturday" in Moscow (automatically translated article here >>).
The event took place on Terekhovo field, one of the most beautiful places surrounding the capital.
"... Participants of the weekend work day talked with residents in nearby areas and those on vacation. Some people quietly passed by, some tried to convince us that they never littered, and pledged support for our efforts ... Others, by contrast, have supported us not only in words but also in deed. The guys from the "Terekhovo-13" sports club helped us to move trash bags to the pick-up location ...", - the volunteers said in a press release received a day ago.
It was reported that "Rainbow Saturday" was supported by the local council. Activists have promised to take away all the collected trash - about 150 bags.
The "Rainbow Association" promises that this event will not be the last; a second one is scheduled on April 30. "We have received the full blessing of the council and the support of many local residents. Indulge yourself in a nice day outdoors in the company of pleasant people ..". They seek volunteers from amongst all the indifferent residents of the capital, regardless of their sexual orientation.
The action is documented in one participant's blog >> (automatic translation).
The ‘Saturday’ referred to in this article is a ‘subotnik’ or unpaid work volunteer work day.