The Star
August 5, 2013

Hundreds of people marched Saturday towards the Russian consulate on Bloor St. waving rainbow flags and carrying signs to protest Russia’s anti-gay laws, which the LGBTQ community is calling an attack on human rights.

The march began in the Church St. and Wellesley St. E. area around 7:30 p.m. and protesters were encouraged to bring pots, pans and wear sports gear to acknowledge that the winter Olympics will be hosted in Sochi in 2014.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird blasted Russia’s controversial law, which bans what it calls “homosexual propaganda” Thursday suggesting that it could incite violence.