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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6175 Mon May 30 22:04:29 EDT 2011 Christian Carpenter Philadelphia, PA , US
6174 Mon May 30 22:03:43 EDT 2011 Linda Kolts Millbrook, NY , US
6173 Mon May 30 22:01:17 EDT 2011 Mary Alexander Glen Allen, VA ,
6172 Mon May 30 21:57:23 EDT 2011 Mary Ann Hilgeman St Louis, MO , US
6171 Mon May 30 21:57:15 EDT 2011 stephen smith Key West, FL , US
6170 Mon May 30 21:55:50 EDT 2011 Anna Egorova NJ , US Born in Russia, now a citizen of the US and I'm ashamed of the way LGBT community is treated in Russia...
6169 Mon May 30 21:50:59 EDT 2011 Adam Gilbert
6168 Mon May 30 21:49:57 EDT 2011 Peggy Sterling Richmond, US
6167 Mon May 30 21:45:03 EDT 2011 Tom Lenz chicago, IL , US
6166 Mon May 30 21:44:47 EDT 2011 Anonymous
6165 Mon May 30 21:38:04 EDT 2011 David Wilson Richmond, VA , US An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
6164 Mon May 30 21:36:50 EDT 2011 William Mountrey CA , US As a gay Veteran, I ask you to please do as Fmr. Lt. Choi asks.

Thank you.
6163 Mon May 30 21:36:34 EDT 2011 David Wilson Richmond, VA , US
6162 Mon May 30 21:36:21 EDT 2011 William Mountrey CA , US As a gay Veteran, I ask you to please do as Fmr. Lt. Choi asks.

Thank you.
6161 Mon May 30 21:34:25 EDT 2011 Anonymous SPOTSYLVANIA, VA , US
6160 Mon May 30 21:31:52 EDT 2011 Dave Wiig Morris, CT , US
6159 Mon May 30 21:26:15 EDT 2011 Sally Lewis Redmond, WA , US
6158 Mon May 30 21:25:53 EDT 2011 Jennifer Kittler
6157 Mon May 30 21:23:20 EDT 2011 Loraine Lake US
6156 Mon May 30 21:22:29 EDT 2011 Sally Lewis Redmond, WA , US
6155 Mon May 30 21:19:51 EDT 2011 Lynn Ingogly IL , US
6154 Mon May 30 21:16:22 EDT 2011 Sandra Wilson Normal, IL , US
6153 Mon May 30 21:10:43 EDT 2011 amanda shea boston, MA , US
6152 Mon May 30 21:06:23 EDT 2011 Anonymous new york , NY , US This kind of Russian-government-countenanced violence against peaceful marchers, including American citizens, must not go without a response
from the United States government. Human rights of everyone More....
6151 Mon May 30 21:05:42 EDT 2011 Jay Greene
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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.