A member of the Russian gay community holds a flag during a banned gay rally in Moscow on June 1, 2008. Russian gays defied a ban by city authorities and demonstrated for greater public acceptance, demanding the resignation of Moscow’s mayor, Yury Luzhkov. Moscow police detained at least one gay activist and several far right youths who came to oppose the demonstration, hurling eggs and in one case punching a gay demonstrator, AFP reporters observed. AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL POCHUYEV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL POCHUYEV/AFP/Getty Images)