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World calls for an end to Russia's anti-gay laws

Gay communities unite against Putin’s homophobic laws and show support for the Russian LGBT community
Do you hear the people sing? They're calling for an end to Russia's anti-gay laws.

Protests against Russia's 'gay propaganda' law are being held across the world today (3 September).

Organized by online activist group All Out, the protests are part of ‘Global Speak Out’ events on the current situation in Russia

Held in cities from London to Los Angeles, Budapest to Buenos Aires, the protests are occuring just two days before world leader meet in Russia for the G20 summit.

World leaders are being urged to challenge President Vladimir Putin on his anti-gay laws.

Peter Tatchell, director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, will be attending the London protest held at Downing Street. 

'David Cameron says he’s against a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics but he hasn’t said what he’ll do instead,' he said. 

'We want him to publicly urge President Putin to repeal the anti-gay law and to prosecute the violent homophobes who are terrorising LGBT people in Russia.'

London protesters will wear red outside 10 Downing Street while a candlelight vigil will take place in Galway, Ireland to remember recent victims of hate crimes.

In Cyprus, organizers are taking a tongue in cheek approach by encouraging supporters to create humorous placards imitating homophobic ignorance.

While in Seattle, music by historic gay Russian composers will be played as part of their peaceful protest.

All information and links to events can be found on All Out’s website as well as details about future protests for Russia.

Join the Facebook event for details of where exactly the event will take place and those who cannot attend are encouraged to show their support via social media using the hashtag #Russia4love.

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