Russians defiant of propaganda law in YouTube video

AllOut launch video in support of LGBT people of Russia

Russians defiant of propaganda law in YouTube video
11 April 2012

Digital LGBT action group AllOut have recorded a video featuring Russians defiant in the face of the recent Saint Petersburg ‘gay propaganda’ law.

The law officially prevents the ‘propaganda of homosexuality to minors’ and campaigners have warned it will be used to gag any public discussion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Last week it was used for the first time to arrest two activists from Moscow Pride.

The video is an attempt to send a message to Russian lawmakers that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Saint Petersburg will not be silenced and the fight isn’t over. ‘We’re going to win’, they promise.

AllOut is a global campaign organisation dedicated to lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual equality. As well as this latest video, they are mounting legal challenges to the new law. In February they launched a viral video called Russia: Don’t Go There, calling on people to boycott the country.

AllOut have also set up a petition for people who support the campaign. You can sign it on their website.

Watch the video message here:

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