Crackdown in Ukraine

29 May
Viktor Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine si...

Viktor Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine since 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dear friend, 

I just signed a petition to the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, asking him to denounce the proposed anti-gay bill that is in Parliament right now. This terrible law makes it a crime for anybody to read, write, blog about, or declare any kind of support for gay rights in Ukraine.

 

Millions of people around the world saw a photo last week of Svyatoslav, the organizer of Ukraine’s Pride march, who was savagely beaten despite the cancellation of the event. The leader of Ukraine’s opposition party is in jail right now because of the current government. We can create the kind of international exposure that is needed to focus attention squarely on the erosion of human rights conditions in Ukraine. Because when human rights begin to be abused, the first group to be targeted are usually LGBT people.

 

Please add your name to this letter, asking Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to denounce this absurd anti-gay law and halt the spread of anti-gay sentiment throughout Ukraine.

 

www.allout.org/ukraine

 

All Out is bringing people together in every corner of the planet and of every identity – lesbian, gay, straight, bi, transgender and all that is between and beyond – to build a world in which everyone can live freely and be embraced for who they are.

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