Police Refuse To Investigate Charges Against Gay Pride - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Police Refuse To Investigate Charges Against Gay Pride

Published November 28, 2013

Reykjavík area police refused to investigate charges filed by musician Gylfi Ægisson against last summer’s Gay Pride.
Vísir reports that the police sent their announcement to Gylfi today, simply informing him that they received his request to investigate, but determined that there was “no substance with which to begin investigations, and [the request] was denied.”
Gylfi filed the charges last September, after repeatedly and publicly expressing his own personal shock and disgust with Gay Pride festivities. He contended that the festival could harm children, telling reporters in part, “It made me sick to see the mayor in the [women’s] national costume”.
In filing his charges, Gylfi cited Article 93 of the Child Protection Law, which states that concerts and festivals of a sexual nature must prohibit children under the age of 18 from being present.
Gylfi has not yet decided if he will keep seeking more evidence for his case.


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