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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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
6950 Tue Jul 12 01:44:55 EDT 2011 Simona Rayo
6949 Tue Jul 05 10:43:56 EDT 2011 ????????? ????????? Sankt-Peterburg, RU
6948 Mon Jul 04 00:44:01 EDT 2011 Cynthia Resch Rosenberg Prescott, AZ , US The LGBTQ Community needs the support of our elected officials to turn the tide away from violence.
6947 Mon Jul 04 00:35:26 EDT 2011 Cynthia Resch Rosenberg Prescott, AZ , US The LGBTQ Community needs the support of our elected officials to turn the tide away from violence.
6946 Fri Jul 01 23:04:27 EDT 2011 Angela Johnson Dallas, TX , US
6945 Thu Jun 30 08:01:38 EDT 2011 John Burrill
6944 Tue Jun 28 21:27:10 EDT 2011 Kelly Witcraft Portland, ME , US
6943 Tue Jun 28 11:36:59 EDT 2011 Colin McCoy Tigard, OR , US
6942 Tue Jun 28 06:40:23 EDT 2011 Alexander Baumgartner Erps-Kwerps, ot , BE I would like America to stop being diplomatic and actually do something about Russia infringing basic human rights.
6941 Tue Jun 28 01:13:43 EDT 2011 Karen Hauschild wichita, KS , US
6940 Sun Jun 26 15:04:26 EDT 2011 George Whitaker WINCHESTER, KY , US Completely Unacceptable
6939 Sun Jun 26 14:49:24 EDT 2011 Jake Bull Crawley, GB
6938 Sun Jun 26 03:51:59 EDT 2011 Aborn Smith MIDDLETOWN, CT , US Clinton SUPPORTER!!!!
6937 Fri Jun 24 19:31:53 EDT 2011 Nicholas Penland CA , US
6936 Fri Jun 24 18:00:09 EDT 2011 Tiffany Cossette-Joy Topeka, KS , US
6935 Wed Jun 22 21:14:19 EDT 2011 Marty McMillan Helotes, TX , US We need your help, since it's highly unlikely for us to receive any from your boss.
6934 Wed Jun 22 13:33:54 EDT 2011 Anonymous
6933 Sun Jun 19 10:44:31 EDT 2011 Francis Leckie US
6932 Thu Jun 16 21:50:59 EDT 2011 Andres Vallejo Jackson Heights, NY , US
6931 Thu Jun 16 18:32:13 EDT 2011 Esther McRae Burien, WA , US My husband & i have been happily married for fifty-three years. We have gay & lesbian friends Who have suffered much hatred & discrimination over the years. These friends are good decent citizens & should More....
6930 Thu Jun 16 18:17:18 EDT 2011 William Huntley Granada Hills, CA , US We need you behind us since Obama sold us out! Help Hillary!
6929 Thu Jun 16 11:18:49 EDT 2011 Mark Eisenberg FL , US This is disgraceful! Please add your voice so that such discrimination does not happen!
6928 Thu Jun 16 08:02:39 EDT 2011 Nikita Buzanov Yaroslavl, 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.