I've been trying hard to find on the Russian web, but so far to no avail, comments made by a homosexual spokesman that used to appear when Lyzhkov was banning homosexual parades in Moscow. Western criticism of Lyzhkov came to a head when the former mayor was roundly condemned for his statement that homosexuals were satanists when one summer homosexuals yet again tried to force the issue by holding an unsanctioned "gay pride" parade in Moscow. It could clearly be seen at the time that there were very few homosexual participants in these futile attempts to force "gay parades" on Muscovites, who are, like the vast majority of Russian citizens and for whatever personal reason, very much against such public "celebrations" of homosexuality. It was also very much noticeable at the time how many of these homosexual participants in attempts at forcing a homosexual parade in Moscow were foreigners: Tatchell from the UK, of course, was at the forefront, plus Germans (the mayor of Berlin at the time was a homosexual), Dutch participants, Scandinavians and others from "liberal" Western Europe. Tatchell was assaulted: he claims he received brain damage as a result of his "brutal" beating, but poste-haste on his return to London he penned an opinion piece for the Guardian about his traumatic experience in Moscow. Meanwhile, a reaction set in back in the Evil Empire, whereby some homosexuals were saying that all this summer showboating by Tatchell and others in Moscow was doing their case no good at all. As I said, there was one spokesman, a homosexual, who appeared in the press and who said that he and many of his associates were very much against "gay pride" parades being foisted onto the public as they were counterproductive. Another thing, I remember watching a TV news report at the time of the last attempt at having an unsanctioned homosexual parade in Moscow - I think it was when the Eurovision song competition pantomime was taking place in Moscow - and a TV woman journalist asked a cop why he thought it was right that homosexuals should be prevented from publicly parading and exhibiting their sexual preferences. The law officer replied that he thought it was right to ban such parades because otherwise parents would have to explain to young children who witnessed such demonstrations exactly what actions homosexuals were so joyfully celebrating, and he didn't think that right. And so it seems the anti-propagandizing of homosexuality to children theme was already in gestation then. One final point: as previously mentioned, Lyzhkov was castigated in the West not so much for the scale of his alleged financially corrupt practices, but for his annual showdown with those who wished to make "gay pride" parades a feature of Moscow summer activities. Came the time, however, when Lyzhkov was finally ousted from his post, and there was a sudden turn about in the West as regards opinions there about the former Moscow mayor: now he was yet another hapless victim of the Evil One's machinations, another democrat who had been crushed by the tyrant and nary a word of his "homophobia" that had only a short while earlier been so frequently castigated in the Western media.