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.
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.
Fmr. Lt. Dan Choi and [you]
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Feel free to leave a comment ...|
|6202||Mon May 30 23:25:12 EDT 2011||Daniel Baker||San Francisco, CA , US|
|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....world we human beings are all the same.|
|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||HOUSTON, 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|