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 ...|
|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....concerned, including the human rights of American citizens, were terribly violated.
|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....course without violence. I believe that if we seek to end terrorism that we should also seek to end injustice and hate on any means. I hope that you agree with this statement, Secretary Clinton.|
|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||Sue 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....the face of state-sponsored discrimination, whether in Russia or Uganda or Kansas.|
|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|