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Lt. Dan Choi Tapes Moscow Pride Support Video on Red Square

GLN permalink 5-26-2011

Lt. Dan Choi and GLN's Andy Thayer traveled to Moscow and produced this video in solidarity with Russian LGBTs who for the fifth year in a row have had their Pride event banned by the government.

GLN's Andy Thayer with Lt. Dan Choi in Moscow for Pride 2011

Last fall the European Court of Human Rights unanimously ruled that the bans on previous were illegal and ordered the Russian government to pay restitution to GayRussia, the group which has led a legal and in-the-streets struggle to secure the right of LGBT's to assemble and demand their rights.

Pride is scheduled to go forward this Saturday afternoon, May 28. We urge you to call the Moscow embassy in Washington, DC to demand that the Russian authorities rescind their ban and protect LGBT rights demonstrators from fascist, anti-gay mobs which have attacked previous, publicly announced Pride functions in Russia.

The Gay Liberation Network is urging people to call the Russian embassy in Washington, DC - (202) 338-3263 or (202) 232-5988 - to protest their decision to ban Pride, and to demand that they ensure the safety of Pride recipients.

Gay Liberation Network


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