The Moscow City Court has upheld its June ruling banning Gay Pride parades in Moscow until the year 2112.

Nikolay Alexeyev, founder of Moscow Gay Pride, told media outlets that his appeal had been denied.

In May, the administration of Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin rejected the activists' application to hold a Gay Pride event in the city for the seventh year in a row.

Activists attempted an end run around City Hall by submitting requests to hold such events for the next 100 years.

Citing possible riots and public sentiment, the requests were denied, effectively banning Gay Pride parades in the city for the next 100 years.

Alexeyev said that he would appeal the decision to the European Court on Human Rights in Strasbourg.

“Remarkably, President Putin has stayed silent as members of his party advance a provocative anti-gay agenda that is putting him on a collision course with his allies in Europe and around the world,” Andre Banks, executive director of gay rights group, said in a statement. “Denying 100 years of Pride is no way to make friends in 2012.”

“This ruling reminds us that Pride is every bit as meaningful today as it was after Stonewall in 1969. Millions around the world are still fighting for the basic right to live openly and love who they choose. Much like that memorable summer decades ago, this fight will continue and it will be successful. With serious pressure mounting from Russians – gay and straight – along with other world leaders, Putin will soon have to choose whether or not to be on the right side of history.”