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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6900 Fri Jun 10 20:12:34 EDT 2011 Jessica Deweese 715 5th Ave, NY , US
6899 Fri Jun 10 08:51:14 EDT 2011 Scott Yeats
6898 Fri Jun 10 08:48:27 EDT 2011 William Holcomb Des Moines, IA , US
6897 Fri Jun 10 03:57:56 EDT 2011 Michael Quinn Shrub Oak, NY , US
6896 Fri Jun 10 01:21:55 EDT 2011 Joyce Jeffries Bedford, IN , US 213 -->212We must fight brutality against all humanity worldwide.
Every human being should have the right to choose his or her sexual orientation without feeling threatened. (I am a 65 year old Heterosexual),
6895 Fri Jun 10 00:19:36 EDT 2011 lorali manning pasadena, TX , US we all need protection... all of us..
6894 Thu Jun 09 20:11:38 EDT 2011 Eugeny Schtern Novosibirsk, RU In Russia lawlessness is created! Help us!
6893 Thu Jun 09 18:05:17 EDT 2011 Doug Faller Chicago, IL , US
6892 Thu Jun 09 17:07:26 EDT 2011 Zachary Speir Athens, GA , Senator Clinton,
We thank you for your commitment to the LGBT community and to human rights in general.
6891 Thu Jun 09 14:30:40 EDT 2011 Joseph Wightman MA , US Freedom, Freedom, Freedom
6890 Thu Jun 09 12:56:44 EDT 2011 The Rev. Neil Tadken CA , US
6889 Thu Jun 09 11:45:15 EDT 2011 Anonymous RU
6888 Thu Jun 09 10:02:52 EDT 2011 Jeff Keitges Seattle, WA , US
6887 Thu Jun 09 02:39:44 EDT 2011 Antonio Cervantes San Francisco, CA , US
6886 Thu Jun 09 01:12:55 EDT 2011 Toby Rane CA , US
6885 Thu Jun 09 01:08:49 EDT 2011 alex norbu RU
6884 Wed Jun 08 17:30:26 EDT 2011 Jeffrey Bert San Francisco, CA , US
6883 Wed Jun 08 14:37:48 EDT 2011 Samsonova Olya Ozersk, ot , RU
6882 Wed Jun 08 14:32:00 EDT 2011 Samsonova Olya Ozersk, ot , RU
6881 Wed Jun 08 13:03:03 EDT 2011 Cary Westcott US
6880 Wed Jun 08 05:56:07 EDT 2011 Anonymous RU
6879 Wed Jun 08 05:55:23 EDT 2011 Anonymous RU
6878 Wed Jun 08 05:53:26 EDT 2011 Ira Savchak RU
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
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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.