Secretary Clinton: Condemn police violence at Moscow Pride

Watch the horrific video of Fmr. Lt. Dan Choi, who along with Russian and international human rights activists, was just beaten up by neo-nazis and the Russian police for the "crime" of marching peacefully in Moscow's LGBT Pride parade. Then sign Dan's open letter to Hillary Clinton (below).

The US government has so far only issued a single odd statement that appears to accept the Russian government's phony excuse about using violence to "protect" the LGBT protesters.  And a State Department employee claimed last weekend that there's nothing the Obama administration can do because the entire US government is "on vacation" until Tuesday. Incredible.

There is something you can do. Please sign Dan's open letter to Secretary Clinton urging her to condemn the anti-LGBT violence in Moscow and to reaffirm the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Russia and around the world.

Dan has agreed to personally deliver this open letter with all of your signatures to the State Department upon his return to Washington. We can make a difference here, with your help.

NOTE: Unless you indicate otherwise, your name and location will be published below.

Secretary Clinton:

Please condemn the Russian government's shameful treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride participants in Moscow on May 28, 2011.

The European Court of Human Rights has already ruled against Russia for illegally banning the parade, and that was before the government's violent crackdown on American citizens and human rights advocates from all over the world.

You have been a longtime friend of the LGBT community. We need your help. Please reaffirm the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Russia and around the world.

Thank you,

Fmr. Lt. Dan Choi and [you]
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6975 Mon Mar 26 00:18:46 EDT 2012 Marietta Rojas london , NY , CA I will recommend not to hold back until you get enough amount of money to buy all you need! You should just take the <a href="http://goodfinance-blog.com/topics/credit-loans">credit loans</a> More....
6974 Wed Nov 30 15:03:11 EST 2011 Stella Naulo MI , US
6973 Tue Oct 04 15:02:32 EDT 2011 Beth Shulman US This is a serious human rights issue around the world.
6972 Mon Oct 03 01:39:52 EDT 2011 Anonymous SAN JOSE, CA , US
6971 Sat Sep 17 21:35:41 EDT 2011 Ryan Reynolds Conway, AR , US
6970 Sat Sep 10 22:43:51 EDT 2011 Nasty Parfionova RU
6969 Fri Sep 02 13:17:04 EDT 2011 s craig US
6968 Thu Sep 01 18:38:23 EDT 2011 Todd Peterson Hollywood, CA , US Hillary,
I know you will do the right thing.
6967 Tue Aug 30 04:12:54 EDT 2011 shellina velji Gibsons, BC , CA
6966 Tue Aug 30 01:37:31 EDT 2011 Victor de Almeida SJ, CA , US I am a straight man who believes in equal rights for all. This I put above all else.
6965 Fri Aug 26 13:30:23 EDT 2011 Robert McLaughlin Houston, TX , US Moscow's actions are unacceptable!
6964 Wed Aug 24 12:26:34 EDT 2011 Susan Colmenares Shirley, NY , US This has to stop. Dr. King, whose memorial we will dedicate soon, reminded us that if one American suffers from discrimination we all do.
6963 Mon Aug 15 17:29:19 EDT 2011 John R Huff Jr Denton, TX , US
6962 Sat Aug 13 23:48:44 EDT 2011 Anonymous US If our country really calls for peace why do they allow so much discrimination to take place. This must be stopped.
6961 Tue Aug 09 22:56:23 EDT 2011 Oralee Skeath Silver Spring, MD , US What happened in Moscow is unacceptable. As a human being in support of equal rights, I condemn it. As an American, I hope my country will do the same.
6960 Mon Aug 08 09:46:52 EDT 2011 marius antonissen amsterdam, ot , NL 207 -->206Mr. Dornbush made me attentive to Daniel Choi
and we agree on his point that defending democratic values and human rights for gay , bisexual, transgender and lesbian peolple are one and the same thing.
6959 Sat Aug 06 16:47:29 EDT 2011 Hermine Stella Amsterdam, ot , NL stop this senseless and cruel violence against innocent and peaceful people!
6958 Sat Aug 06 16:44:43 EDT 2011 Hermine Stella Amsterdam, ot , NL stop this senseless and cruel violence against innocent and peaceful people!
6957 Mon Aug 01 20:04:35 EDT 2011 Nancy Mullen Indian Harbour Beach, FL , US
6956 Sun Jul 31 14:12:29 EDT 2011 John Bias bounitul, TX , US i must approve that by John Bias
6955 Sun Jul 24 03:55:59 EDT 2011 Katherine Nelson Moorestown, NJ ,
6954 Mon Jul 18 22:19:32 EDT 2011 Jesse Lawson US
6953 Sun Jul 17 20:32:13 EDT 2011 Eduardo Ishibashi Tokyo, JP You have the OBLIGATION to protest against such a violation of human rights.
6952 Sun Jul 17 19:38:32 EDT 2011 Daniel Dornbrook Park Ridge, IL ,
6951 Wed Jul 13 03:37:29 EDT 2011 Anne Fokina Moscow, RU
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Find out more about this story on AMERICAblog Gay here, including videos of Dan and the other activists in the police paddywagon, and Dan's tweets from the Moscow police station.  And read the US government's insufficient statement here.