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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6925 Wed Jun 15 13:16:14 EDT 2011 Annetta Cepek Minneapolis, MN ,
6924 Wed Jun 15 12:44:32 EDT 2011 Sandy Parente
6923 Wed Jun 15 12:29:41 EDT 2011 Pat Nordby
6922 Wed Jun 15 12:23:28 EDT 2011 Douglas Coplen Albuquerque, NM , US
6921 Wed Jun 15 12:16:41 EDT 2011 jim brown seattle, WA ,
6920 Wed Jun 15 04:20:07 EDT 2011 Anonymous Houston, TX , US
6919 Wed Jun 15 03:00:21 EDT 2011 Anonymous US
6918 Tue Jun 14 22:44:50 EDT 2011 Reed Gusciora Trenton, NJ , US I thought the days of Stalin were over.
6917 Tue Jun 14 19:12:50 EDT 2011 Tatyana Alexeeva St. Petersburg, RU
6916 Tue Jun 14 17:08:38 EDT 2011 Aria Chatman
6915 Tue Jun 14 15:54:36 EDT 2011 Megan Kline Lawrenceville, GA , US
6914 Tue Jun 14 13:14:03 EDT 2011 Anonymous NJ , US Stand up to these bullies.
6913 Tue Jun 14 12:32:05 EDT 2011 Eve Sanford Pomona, CA , US Live & let live
6912 Tue Jun 14 09:52:44 EDT 2011 Lyla Bernstein Richfield, MN , US
6911 Mon Jun 13 11:13:31 EDT 2011 Ian Reese Eldersburg, MD , US
6910 Mon Jun 13 10:47:01 EDT 2011 Stephen Quigley Baltimore, MD , US
6909 Mon Jun 13 10:36:44 EDT 2011 S L JP
6908 Mon Jun 13 05:43:28 EDT 2011 Anonymous Nalchik, ot , RU
6907 Mon Jun 13 02:47:33 EDT 2011 Anonymous Milwaukee, WI , US
6906 Sun Jun 12 23:32:24 EDT 2011 Anonymous US this is 2011................
we have no freedom.............
6905 Sun Jun 12 19:11:50 EDT 2011 Marlon Woodward San Francisco, CA , US Human rights, much like civil rights, takes no vacation. A strong and clearly worded response to the violence against a minority in the name of 'their own safety and protection' is in order. I call More....
6904 Sun Jun 12 12:27:33 EDT 2011 Salvannah Philips Plantation, FL ,
6903 Sat Jun 11 14:18:01 EDT 2011 Anonymous Nikolaev, UA
6902 Sat Jun 11 14:11:06 EDT 2011 Rev. Kaye Fox Summerville, SC , US
6901 Sat Jun 11 07:45:32 EDT 2011 Charles Rogers Athens, OH , US We (everyone) are CITIZENS OF THE WORLD and entitled to protection, respect and appreciation.
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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.