Gay Travel news : Iceland Wants to Break Ties with Russia

 Moscow and Reykjavik, may be Iceland  “sister cities”, but Reykjavik Mayor
Jon Gnarr wants to end that relationship over Moscow’s anti-gay laws. 

A proposal has been submitted on behalf of Mayor Jón Gnarr to end
Reykjavík’s partnership with Moscow, on account of the Russian capital’s
stance on gay rights.

The proposal was put forth during a City Council meeting yesterday, Vísir reports. Should the proposal pass it would effectively terminate all political and cultural relations between Reykjavík and Moscow.

“In light of the developments that have taken place in recent years in
matters of gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Russia, the Human
Rights Office and the Mayor’s Office have entrusted the deputy mayor to
propose amendments to the existing agreement between the two cities or
terminate it all together following consultation with the Foreign
Ministry,” read the minutes from the City Council meeting.
Source – Reykjavík Grapevine