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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This petition has a goal of 10000 signatures
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6877 Wed Jun 08 04:48:34 EDT 2011 Alexandra Kolysheva RU We, those who care for the LGBT community in Russia, we ask for your support!
6876 Wed Jun 08 01:02:13 EDT 2011 Anonymous Toronto, ON , CA
6875 Wed Jun 08 00:44:35 EDT 2011 Tiffany Schmidt San Jose, CA ,
6874 Tue Jun 07 23:25:33 EDT 2011 Anna M IL ,
6873 Tue Jun 07 18:33:01 EDT 2011 Julie Brooke Silver Spring, MD , US Sec. Clinton, I have always supported you for many reasons but one reason is because you stand up for people. You have done this in many countries for many people please do not let this be one time where More....
6872 Tue Jun 07 17:36:48 EDT 2011 Ryan Collins West Hollywood, CA , US
6871 Tue Jun 07 16:57:25 EDT 2011 Anonymous Toronto, ON , CA
6870 Tue Jun 07 13:18:54 EDT 2011 Rodney Johnson newark, NJ , US
6869 Tue Jun 07 12:08:50 EDT 2011 Jon Wiebe MB , CA
6868 Tue Jun 07 11:41:40 EDT 2011 Martha Eberle Dripping Springs, TX , US
6867 Tue Jun 07 11:21:58 EDT 2011 Dan Jones Thank you for standing up for equal rights for all.
6866 Tue Jun 07 09:34:46 EDT 2011 Donald Harper Galesburg, IL , US
6865 Tue Jun 07 03:24:37 EDT 2011 Jo Anne Viserta-Galinis Huntington Beach, CA , US I saw this on TV and was shocked!
6864 Tue Jun 07 03:05:47 EDT 2011 Ekaterina Kutuzova RU
6863 Tue Jun 07 01:31:42 EDT 2011 Tiffany Gosling AB , CA
6862 Tue Jun 07 01:05:07 EDT 2011 Anonymous CA
6861 Mon Jun 06 23:03:09 EDT 2011 Anonymous NJ , US
6860 Mon Jun 06 22:47:13 EDT 2011 Albert Soto CA , US
6859 Mon Jun 06 22:36:43 EDT 2011 Jeffrey Cobb Berwyn, IL , US Can we count on you Hillary? Please help us.
6858 Mon Jun 06 19:13:23 EDT 2011 Pauly Vachal Vancouver, WA , US
6857 Mon Jun 06 17:08:11 EDT 2011 Greg Knight Oakland, CA , US
6856 Mon Jun 06 16:46:17 EDT 2011 DANA BLOW FRANKLIN, VA , US
6855 Mon Jun 06 14:32:36 EDT 2011 Michael Brewer Napa, CA , US
6854 Mon Jun 06 13:25:13 EDT 2011 Troy Saul LaPlace, LA , US
6853 Mon Jun 06 12:09:28 EDT 2011 Sergey Yasinskiy ot , 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.