Take a stand for Russia

Published: February 7, 2012

UPDATE February 6: The Russian law to silence LGBT people is back — and we need to act now. This Wednesday, officials in St. Petersburg’s parliament could pass this horrific bill. Call your foreign affairs office now, and spread the word HERE.

Lawmakers are about to vote on bill that will make it illegal for any person to write a book, publish an article or speak in public about being gay, lesbian, bi or transgender. And this is just the beginning – if the law passes in St. Petersburg, officials have threatened to take it nationwide.

Activists in St. Petersburg are rushing to organize a public protest against the bill, but no matter where you are, you can stand with them. Join this call to leaders around the world to reach out to their counterparts in the Russian government – and ask them to reject this discriminatory and anti-democratic law.

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