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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6251 Tue May 31 02:58:26 EDT 2011 VERN LENTZ
6250 Tue May 31 02:36:28 EDT 2011 Meredith Wensel
6249 Tue May 31 02:22:20 EDT 2011 Voloshina Nastya RU
6248 Tue May 31 02:13:24 EDT 2011 Casey Buckley-Chan
6247 Tue May 31 02:03:51 EDT 2011 Trixie B Marikina, PH
6246 Tue May 31 01:51:09 EDT 2011 Sue Christiansen Iowa City, IA , US
6245 Tue May 31 01:48:03 EDT 2011 Heidi Nybroten
6244 Tue May 31 01:47:45 EDT 2011 Rachel Hoobing Emeryville, CA , US
6243 Tue May 31 01:46:50 EDT 2011 Hillary Caryl
6242 Tue May 31 01:29:19 EDT 2011 Anastasia Chernik RU
6241 Tue May 31 01:28:49 EDT 2011 Anonymous CA ,
6240 Tue May 31 01:21:55 EDT 2011 Anna Smith San Jose, CA ,
6239 Tue May 31 01:20:14 EDT 2011 Nicholas Prendergast Brooklyn, NY , US
6238 Tue May 31 01:19:32 EDT 2011 Nicholas Prendergast Brooklyn, NY , US
6237 Tue May 31 01:10:26 EDT 2011 Marylee Fithian Guerneville, CA , US
6236 Tue May 31 00:53:59 EDT 2011 Berton Middleton San Antonio, TX , US
6235 Tue May 31 00:53:33 EDT 2011 angela Fazzari portland, OR , US
6234 Tue May 31 00:50:38 EDT 2011 Julie Horowitz Los Angeles, CA , US Protect the Gay & Lesbian community!! Condemn this horrible act! DO SOMETHING!!
6233 Tue May 31 00:49:18 EDT 2011 Cedric Meyers Madison, WI , US
6232 Tue May 31 00:45:46 EDT 2011 Stephen Kubenka Kingsland, TX , US
6231 Tue May 31 00:39:16 EDT 2011 Jul Andreikina RU
6230 Tue May 31 00:34:40 EDT 2011 Donal Dimick Port Orchard, WA , US
6229 Tue May 31 00:34:21 EDT 2011 Cindy Ellegood
6228 Tue May 31 00:34:05 EDT 2011 Ryan Hoffman Portland, OR , US
6227 Tue May 31 00:32:47 EDT 2011 Kurt Sours KS , US
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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.