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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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
6150 Mon May 30 20:50:02 EDT 2011 Michael D'Esposito New York, NY , US
6149 Mon May 30 20:46:34 EDT 2011 Ian Sexton Union City, GA , US As this country is growing more toward equity amongst all people, I believe that since the U.S. is a peer amongst the other nations of the world that we urge equity amongst people in their nations, of More....
6148 Mon May 30 20:46:14 EDT 2011 Ivan Potapov Moscow, ot , RU
6147 Mon May 30 20:42:39 EDT 2011 Nik Koehler East Lansing, MI , US
6146 Mon May 30 20:41:16 EDT 2011 Elysha Visser Tottenham, ON , CA
6145 Mon May 30 20:36:31 EDT 2011 Anonymous Sycamore, IL , US
6144 Mon May 30 20:32:19 EDT 2011 Suzanne Null Brevard, NC , US The Russian actions are disgraceful and appalling.
6143 Mon May 30 20:29:31 EDT 2011 Danielle Moore Hickory, NC , US
6142 Mon May 30 20:25:16 EDT 2011 Erin Feil Austin, TX , US
6141 Mon May 30 20:24:09 EDT 2011 Ron Ritchhartb US
6140 Mon May 30 20:22:40 EDT 2011 Theodore Olson I have a great deal of respect for you and for your consistent stance on LGBT rights
6139 Mon May 30 20:16:25 EDT 2011 Lyndi Wilson Mesquie, NV , US
6138 Mon May 30 20:15:05 EDT 2011 Walter Schlosser Los Angeles, CA , US
6137 Mon May 30 20:04:06 EDT 2011 Fiona Nies Boston, MA , US
6136 Mon May 30 20:00:51 EDT 2011 melissa moore FL , US
6135 Mon May 30 20:00:51 EDT 2011 melissa moore FL , US
6134 Mon May 30 19:54:00 EDT 2011 Shirley Lange Gahanna, OH , US
6133 Mon May 30 19:53:01 EDT 2011 Kim Harmon Hillsboro, OH , US
6132 Mon May 30 19:49:50 EDT 2011 Colleen Olfenbuttel Apex, NC , US
6131 Mon May 30 19:46:58 EDT 2011 Robert Follansbee Dorchester, MA , US Please do some small part using your position to stand up for people like Mary Cheney and other LGBT people who actually served their country, such as Lt. Choi, who proclaim their basic human rights in More....
6130 Mon May 30 19:46:16 EDT 2011 Dean McIntyre Puerto Vallarta, MX
6129 Mon May 30 19:41:31 EDT 2011 Heather Ewing Bellevue, NE , US Please Mrs. Clinton, We need to do something. The horrible tratment of Gays, needs to be addressed.
6128 Mon May 30 19:35:48 EDT 2011 Melani Longoni
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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.