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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6201 Mon May 30 23:20:28 EDT 2011 Anonymous Huntington, WV , US
6200 Mon May 30 23:16:58 EDT 2011 Melissa Smith Daleville, VA , US The state department should condemn any state violence against their own peoples, but especially American Citizens who have broken no law. The activists are at least trying to build a bridge, to show the More....
6199 Mon May 30 23:14:46 EDT 2011 Kathryn Fairman Waltham, MA , US
6198 Mon May 30 23:09:17 EDT 2011 jason styles
6197 Mon May 30 23:07:16 EDT 2011 Jeff Roberts
6196 Mon May 30 23:04:45 EDT 2011 Esra Camci US
6195 Mon May 30 22:59:20 EDT 2011 Anonymous TX , US We stand for others in the world who are oppressed and treated unjustly. Certainly, it is not too much to ask to speak out for one of our own who has risked his life for ours.
6194 Mon May 30 22:55:28 EDT 2011 Ronald Mullens Orange, CA , UM
6193 Mon May 30 22:50:03 EDT 2011 John Carter Ann Arbor, MI , US
6192 Mon May 30 22:46:56 EDT 2011 Harvey Liss Irvine, CA , US It's time for the U.S. to stand up to this kind of tyranny, too! There's no oil involved here.
6191 Mon May 30 22:46:23 EDT 2011 John Treworgy Ashfield, MA , US
6190 Mon May 30 22:45:34 EDT 2011 Matie Leaves DENVER, CO , US
6189 Mon May 30 22:44:27 EDT 2011 Debora Walsh NY , US
6188 Mon May 30 22:42:21 EDT 2011 john smith jr daleville, VA , US
6187 Mon May 30 22:40:59 EDT 2011 Emily Cain MI , US
6186 Mon May 30 22:40:27 EDT 2011 William Godfrey
6185 Mon May 30 22:39:48 EDT 2011 Amanda Carroll Durango, CO ,
6184 Mon May 30 22:34:04 EDT 2011 joseph rhymer bristol, TN , US
6183 Mon May 30 22:32:32 EDT 2011 danielle hollis Nashville, TN ,
6182 Mon May 30 22:32:10 EDT 2011 Christopher Painter Stillwater, OK , US Yet another example of a government trampling rights that it should exist solely to protect. We can be better than this, and we should let the world know that they can be as well.
6181 Mon May 30 22:28:37 EDT 2011 David Mauriello Norristown, PA , US I'm 40% gay and think this is atrocious.
6180 Mon May 30 22:28:12 EDT 2011 Anonymous Fort Wayne, IN , US
6179 Mon May 30 22:25:52 EDT 2011 Kyle Gouveia Haiku, HI , US
6178 Mon May 30 22:21:03 EDT 2011 Sabrina Smith Spokane, WA , US
6177 Mon May 30 22:17:08 EDT 2011 Anonymous Portland, ME , 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.