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RUSSIA: A BILL TO SILENCE MILLIONS

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 21, 2011, 5:24 PM


EDIT: Okay guys, apparently this law only concerns St Petersburg, and not all of Russia. More info here=> lezgetreal.com/2011/11/st-pete… It doesn't make it less horrible, but it is a small relief. /EDIT

I'm going to make a shout on something very important happening right now:
"In 48 hours, political leaders in Russia will vote on a law that makes speaking out as a gay, lesbian or trans person ILLEGAL. Because Russia is a large and powerful nation, the international community has stayed silent. If thousands of us raise our voices, they will be forced to speak out and stop this horrific law."
You'll understand why I can't help but post this everywhere in the hope to help in this crucial moment.
Sign the petition here=> www.allout.org/en/russia_silen…
It's easy, safe, and takes less than a minute.

It's too surreal for me to imagine such a law taking place. As an artist, it would mean not being able to publish anything, just because I have preferences that might be considered different. I'd feel caged.

:iconfreedomplz: MAKE FREEDOM HAPPEN.

  • Mood: On Strike
  • Listening to: Gladiator
  • Watching: time fly!
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Flamansz Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is Russia, they are making talking about things illegal and they think that there is no problem. I think russian people are great like any others but their government is catastrophic.
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ReptillianSP2011 Nov 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Hardly surprising. Not really a issue that affects me as an asexual asocial person, but it is something of a reminder of human's nature. Nothing more than that.
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ginibini Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Signed and re-posted on Facebook.

Unbelievable shit....really...
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:iconkayleigh29:
Thanks for the heads up! I posted the link on facebook. I hope they meet their goal!
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MadnessInMeadow Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH GOD, i thought we were getting better considering this topic, and yet...
russia, y u so stupid
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OuroborosRagnarok Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
How in the hell do they plan on implimenting something like that? Even if the law does get passed, it won't last very long.
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Zaichek Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
129k/175k when I signed. The count is rising!
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JAKDumbass Nov 22, 2011  Student General Artist
As a guy living in Moscow, I'm sorry to say that there's practically no LGTB community whatsoever. Max 50 people gathered this summer on some kind of gay parade, but well, it was not sanctioned, so half of them were arrested and the other half got beaten by various orthodox and nazi-like people. And that's 50 people in 11+ mil city.
People here are very afraid of their sexuality, and more so of other's opinion about it.
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batlesbo Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's so sad to hear.. I should realize more often how countries don't have the same tolerance concerning certain things.
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:iconsmithca1988:
The USA whare I'm from is good with is strides towards the LGBT comunity. I whish that some of the states were less represive than others. The fact that Russia is doing this is sad but do relize they fully got out of communism only 20/21 years ago.
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