Aid  Russian LGBTQO individuals immediately call on other nations to do so.

Aid Russian LGBTQO individuals immediately call on other nations to do so.

    1. Michael Doyle
    2. Petition by

      Michael Doyle

      Greater London, United Kingdom

We as a human race are responsible for 'pointing the finger' and not allowing unnecessary persecution or suffering of people needlessly. It is the responsibility of all respectable nations and peoples to stop this degrading humiliation of fellow human beings.

To:
Aid Russian LGBTQO individuals immediately call on other nations to do so.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      Friend Movement

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      Navy first: Same-sex couple share first kiss at homecoming

      Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta won a raffle on the dock landing ship Oak Hill to be the first to kiss a loved one on its return to Virginia Beach. Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell was waiting. Story: http://pilotonline.com/2011/12/two-womens-first-kiss-homecoming-first-navy-too

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    5. FYI

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      Must-see: Russian journalist Masha Gessen on Chris Hayes' show

      Russian journalist and lesbian activist Masha Gessen, who wrote a critically-acclaimed biography of Russian President Vladimir Putin ("The Man Without a Face: The unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin"), appeared on Chris Hayes' show on MSNBC last night.

    6. Gay Mum: Why I'm leaving Russia

      Michael Doyle
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      Outlook: Gay Mum: Why I'm leaving Russia

      Gay rights activist Masha Gessen on how homophobic laws are making life impossible in Russia. Plus, Mo Abadu, Nigeria's answer to Oprah Winfrey and photographer Kai Wiedenhoefer. Masha Gessen is a prominent Russian journalist who is openly gay. She explains how new homophobic laws could give authorities the right to take away her children, making life in Russia impossible for her family.

    7. Sochi 2014: Russia gives IOC assurances over anti-gay law -hmmm

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
      Russia 'gives anti-gay law assurance'

      Last updated at 16:17 GMT Russia has given assurances its anti-gay "propaganda" law will not affect the Winter Olympics, says International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge. The law prescribes heavy fines for anyone providing information about homosexuality to people under 18. Gay rights campaigners have called for the 2014 Games to be moved from Sochi.

    8. 10 Downing street

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer

      On the 9th August 2013 the Prime Minister (David Cameron) correspondence officer wrote:

      Dear Mr Doyle,

      I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minster to thank you for your recent letter.

      Mr Cameron is grateful for the time and trouble you have taken to get in touch.

      Because the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is best placed to respond to the matters you raise, he has asked me to forward your letter to the Department so they may reply to your concerns directly.

    9. Love Russia, Hate Homophobia - Day of Action

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
      Tchaikovsky's sexuality 'downplayed' in biopic under Russia's anti-gay law

      Russia's legislation banning "gay propaganda", which has already cast a cloud over the 2014 Sochi Olympics, has now reportedly prompted local filmmakers to self-censor their portrayal of the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, who is widely believed to have been gay.

    10. Tchaikovsky's sexuality 'downplayed' in biopic under Russia's anti-gay law

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
      Tchaikovsky's sexuality 'downplayed' in biopic under Russia's anti-gay law

      Russia's legislation banning "gay propaganda", which has already cast a cloud over the 2014 Sochi Olympics, has now reportedly prompted local filmmakers to self-censor their portrayal of the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, who is widely believed to have been gay.

    11. Reached 250 signatures
    12. Russia: Anti-Gay Row 'Invented' By Western Media

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
      Russia: Anti-Gay Row 'Invented' By Western Media

      Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko says the controversy over his country's anti-gay propaganda law is "an invented problem" by Western media. The new legislation, which makes it illegal to give under-18s information about homosexuality, has led to calls for a boycott of next year's Winter Olympics in Russia.

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      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
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      It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticise the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticise and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them

    14. A guide to queer theory...

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
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      Queer theory information and resources, by David Gauntlett, Professor of Media and Communications at University of Westminster.

    15. The experiences of young gay people in Britain's schools (2007)

      Michael Doyle
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    16. The 20 most shocking anti-gay news stories from Russia so far

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
      The 20 most shocking anti-gay news stories from Russia so far

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    17. Protest against Russian anti-gay laws to take place in London on Saturday

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
      Protest against Russian anti-gay laws to take place in London on Saturday

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    18. Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has received a death threat on Twitter

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
      Tory MP Mike Weatherley receives death threat over opposition to Russian anti-gay laws

      Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has received a death threat on Twitter, after speaking out to push David Cameron to act against recently introduced Russian anti-gay laws. The Conservative MP for Hove, today wrote a letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron stating "Britain, as a bastion of gay rights, has a duty not to stay silent over Russia's appalling treatment of LGBT people."

    19. Thank you

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer

      Today I had a crap day, it reminded me of being to scared to ' walk to the shops' in case the 'in crowd' picked me out and made a 'big deal' out of it... That point I didn't know I was gay but was sure,I kinda knew something was different.... From being called 'disgusting' to being not spoke too, amuses and makes me angry. However when people have been taught about world war 2' world war fucking 2 - and there indifferent it makes me want to spew... Please keep sharing xxx queer gay whatever tran spiritual lover other be strong be proud be you...

    20. Reached 50 signatures
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      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
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    22. Coalition international figures urge IOC to strip Russia of Winter Olympics

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
      Coalition of international figures urge IOC to strip Russia of Winter Olympics unless homophobic laws are repealed

      The International Olympic Committee has been urged to strip Russia of the right to hold next year's Winter Games unless President Putin repeals homophobic laws that have led to a wave of attacks on young gay men across the country.

    23. Gay teens lured on social media, kidnapped, tortured in Russia -

      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
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      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
      NYC Bar Owners Join Russian Vodka Boycott

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      Michael Doyle
      Petition Organizer
      Fry calls for Russian Olympics ban

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

      Lesbian and gay rights are human rights!

      Back in December 2011,the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights published a landmark report identifying that violence against LGBT people “tends to be especially vicious compared to other bias-motivated crimes.” It said that states have an “obligation to exercise due diligence” to investigate and prosecute such crimes.

      Thailand is a country often assumed to be LGBT friendly because of the tolerance that is part of Thai Buddhism, but human rights advocates are protesting a pattern of killings of lesbians and ‘tomboys.’ ‘Tom’ is a specifically Thai gender identity where lesbian women dress, act and speak in a masculine fashion.

      Most of the killings have been dismissed by police as “love gone sour” or the fault of the victims.

      They have verified information in 15 murder cases over the last few years, the youngest of whom was 17. In addition to being stabbed multiple times, suffocated, strangled, or shot to death, many of the lesbians and toms had also been raped. In two cases of double homicides, lesbian couples were killed by men who objected to their relationship and felt rebuffed when their attempts at coercing one partner into a heterosexual relationship failed.

      24-year-old Nurisan Chedurame was described as a tomboy by those who knew her and in the media. Last December, she was found dead near her village’s garbage dump with her head smashed in. A three-inch club was found at the crime scene. Relatives said that Nurisan had not returned from being out with friends the night before. Thai media quote police as suspecting she was killed because “she was involved with women.”

      Also in December, the body of 25-year-old tomboy Kanchana Changkwian was found two months after she went missing. In that case, police speculated that she had been raped and murdered “for becoming involved with a married woman.”

      In another case from last year a ‘tom’ (who is not named in reports) was murdered by her girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. Parents and relatives of the girlfriend (also not named) had opposed the relationship, and despite threats against the tom, had failed to stop the couple from continuing to see each other. The mother of the girlfriend engineered the murder of the tom and promised to marry off her daughter to the ex-boyfriend who committed the murder.

      Most of the verified cases have not been properly investigated because of a failure to recognize possible hate crime motives.

      Said Grace Poore, of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC):

      “The killing and rapes of lesbians and toms represents a callous disregard for humanity. The failure of the Thai government to prevent or properly investigate these killings are not only appalling, they are evidence of poor governance and blatant violation of international human rights law.”

      IGLHRC and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have written to the Thai government demanding that this pattern of killings be investigated. The letter also makes a series of recommendations that authorities work with local human rights groups to ensure that LGBT people enjoy the protections they have under Thai law and that they educate both law enforcement and the Thai public about those protections.

      Thailand has signed a number of international treaties that guarantee respect for human rights, and it was one of the countries which supported the process at the United Nations, led by South Africa, which has resulted in the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ report.

      Australian police have released a shocking X-ray photo showing the skull of a murdered Chinese immigrant shot 34 times in the head and neck with a high-power nail gun.

      The body of gay Chen Liu, 27, was found 2008 by two children in marshland in south Sydney, wrapped in a carpet and bound with electrical wire.Detectives said the weapon used was a standard gas nail gun widely available and used in construction, firing nails up to 85mm (3.3 inches) long.

      “In 36 years, I’ve never seen a murder of this nature,” Homicide Squad Superintendent Geoff Beresford said.

      “It’s a particularly brutal and vicious murder and hence the reason we are seeking information from the public.”

      Liu arrived in Australia in 2000 and was reported missing last year.

      Police appealed to the public for help in solving the gruesome killing of a Chinese man who was shot 34 times in the head and neck with a nail gun before being dumped in a river.

      Police have yet to say whether they’ve identified any suspects.

      The 34 nails were found during a post-mortem examination of Liu’s body, and were located mainly in his skull. They were fired from an 85 mm nail gun at close range, Beresford said. Police have not recovered the weapon.

      “We certainly believe the nail gun is responsible for the death – there’s no doubt about that,” he said.

      Police believe he was killed 12 days before his corpse was discovered.

      Police are investigating associates of Liu, who also went by the name Anthony Liu, but said they have no evidence to suggest he was linked to any criminal group. They refused to say whether they’ve identified any suspects or persons of interest.

      Liu arrived in the city of Melbourne on a student visa from China in early 2000 and moved to Sydney, where he married for a short time and separated, police said. They declined to release any additional information about him, including whether any of his family members are living in Australia.

      “In 36 years, I’ve never seen a murder of this nature,” Homicide Squad Superintendent Geoff Beresford said.

      “It’s a particularly brutal and vicious murder and hence the reason we are seeking information from the public.”

      Liu arrived in Australia in 2000 and was reported missing last year.

      Police appealed to the public for help in solving the gruesome killing of a Chinese man who was shot 34 times in the head and neck with a nail gun before being dumped in a river.

      Police have yet to say whether they’ve identified any suspects.

      The 34 nails were found during a post-mortem examination of Liu’s body, and were located mainly in his skull. They were fired from an 85 mm nail gun at close range, Beresford said. Police have not recovered the weapon.

      “We certainly believe the nail gun is responsible for the death – there’s no doubt about that,” he said.

      Police believe he was killed 12 days before his corpse was discovered.

      Police are investigating associates of Liu, who also went by the name Anthony Liu, but said they have no evidence to suggest he was linked to any criminal group. They refused to say whether they’ve identified any suspects or persons of interest.

      Liu arrived in the city of Melbourne on a student visa from China in early 2000 and moved to Sydney, where he married for a short time and separated, police said. They declined to release any additional information about him, including whether any of his family members are living in Australia.

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    • Vincent Fred Campana KUWAIT, KUWAIT
      • 7 months ago

      I want to stop the discrimination of my LGBT around the world special in RUSSIA!

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    • michael peacock LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      Edmund Burke: "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

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    • Ben Bell YORK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      This is totally unfair to anyone. This is how they are born and should not be punished for it.

      Let them live their lives how they want to, after all how does it hurt other people if a guy loves a guy. Its nothing to do with them.

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    • Helen Scott NEWPORT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      Its important to me as I like to see justice to be done

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