Monday, November 21, 2011

We Must Not Let Russia Be Silenced

"Dear friend,

I just added my voice to this urgent appeal, standing for human rights in Russia and all over the world. Medvedev and Putin's party is pushing a law to vote this week that would make any mention of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues illegal.

The bill, being introduced as early as this Wednesday, would criminalize any book, article or speech about sexual identity and gender orientation, labeling it "homosexual propaganda". This is outrageous, and now is the time for key world leaders to speak up, we need every voice.

Will you take a minute to add yours?

The text is by, the highlights are mine. Yes, things are really that bad, and getting worse fast. I'm not sure how can the Russian GLBT avoid being forced back into the closet - and worse - without help from the rest of the world. And while I'm not sure whether this one petition will help, we certainly need to spread word of this. "  (Posted by Jack, a member of the GR Rainbow Writers & Readers group)

Click on the link and add your name.  We cannot let the GLBTQ community in Russia be silenced.  Show your support.

1 comment:

  1. Ok. done.
    Thanks for spreading the word....whether it helps or not, we have to try.


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