Team GB: Wear rainbow colours at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Team GB: Wear rainbow colours at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

    1. Jade Rayment
    2. Petition by

      Jade Rayment

      Cardiff, United Kingdom

Because Russia are acting against human rights.

As UK citizens we enjoy a quality of life that few other places in the world can appreciate. This is our privilege, and one of the many reasons that a life elsewhere is so coveted; we enjoy many rights and freedoms that are easy to take for granted.
 
The Winter Olympics has always been a time to shine. We all get excited when we watch our countries compete on a world stage in the sports we excel at best. They are a great teaching tool to teach kids about different nations and cultures, and there’s always a special thrill of excitement and national pride when the games come. 
 
Russia, the next site for the Olympic Winter Games in 2014, is committing some horrible human rights violations. We cannot turn a blind eye to the plight of not only Russian citizens, but those citizens of other nations that are endangered by the anti-LGBT laws that have been created in this part of the world. We need to stand up and put pressure on them to change. 
 
This not intended to punish the athletes who have worked hard for this opportunity. It is our hope that all Olympians will stand with us and speak out against these violations, and let the world know that we cannot in good conscience Stand by and allow such atrocities, stand with us, be proud.
To:
Wear rainbow colours at the winter Olympic Games.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. GREAT SUPPORT!

      Jade Rayment
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks everyone for helping us to reach over 2000!

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. And another!

      Jade Rayment
      Petition Organizer
      Petition started to urge Team GB to wear rainbow colours at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

      The petition calls for Team GB athletes to wear rainbow colours in solidarity with the LGBT community in Russia A petition has been started to urge Team GB to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics so as not to put athletes at a disadvantage, but calls for them to wear rainbow colours in solidarity with the Russian LGBT community.

    5. Great article about the petition :)

      Jade Rayment
      Petition Organizer
      Petition started to urge Team GB to wear rainbow colours at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

      A petition has been started to urge Team GB to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics so as not to put athletes at a disadvantage, but calls for them to wear rainbow colours in solidarity with the Russian LGBT community.

    6. CONNECT!

      Jade Rayment
      Petition Organizer

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    7. 200!

      Jade Rayment
      Petition Organizer

      Good work folks, please keep sharing :)

    8. Reached 200 signatures
    9. 100!

      Jade Rayment
      Petition Organizer

      Wow, one hundred signs already, thanks so much. Please share our Facebook group with your friends. Twitter has been suspended ALREADY but we will be sharing as soon as its back up and running!

    10. Reached 100 signatures
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      Jade Rayment
      Petition Organizer

      Please like and share our new Facebook page, thanks again for your support!

    12. Reached 25 signatures
    13. Thanks guys!

      Jade Rayment
      Petition Organizer

      The page is still a work in progress, waiting for admin to approve a decent letter.

    14. Reached 5 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Nathan Winfield MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      Because even though I'm a typical average guy, that no one expects to be gay, I am. So equality is of huge importance to me. Love is love at the end of the day. I used to think Putin was a total badass, but now he's just a farce.

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    • Michael Loughran MIDDLESBROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      As a homosexual male, I think it's only right that we're treat as equal human beings. Violence should be a last resort for everything nevermind something you can't help. It's disgusting to think people think they can take lives because of who someone is.

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    • Michelle Blois HOVE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      I support Gay Rights!

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    • Helen Kempster BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      Equality is important and should be important to everyone.

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    • tommy nomad WINNIPEG, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      Go one better: join athletes from other countries in marching into the opening ceremony under a rainbow flag, together.

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