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Activists Around The World Protest Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

“Today’s success is just the beginning.”

1. Yesterday, protests were held across the globe in solidarity with Russian LGBT activists.

The protests were organized by the gay rights organization All Out. “Today’s success is just the beginning. The movement has gone global and I am thrilled to see governments around the world pledge to take our message of love directly to president Putin at the G20 meetings this week.” said Andre Banks, Executive Director of All Out.

2. Yesterday morning, Lady Gaga voiced her support.


Lady Gaga

@ladygaga

Join people all around the world today to speak out for equality in Russia! Find a local event at http://t.co/vfQbfBQCBw #Russia4Love

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3. Others also showed their support by wearing red.


Guy Woolf

@GuyWoolf

@castcambridge @adctheatre day of our ADC preview. Here we are wearing red in support of Russia #Russia4Love

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DaimOn@ついに中国人からも認定され

@10AyaKa

人を愛したという理由で拘禁するなんてどうかしてる。ロシアはそれで何を得られるとおもってるの? #SignofLove #Russia4Love

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Lush South Africa

@LUSHSouthAfrica

South African Lushees showing off their #SignofLove in support of #Russia4Love @LushLtd Share the love! <3

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Couldn't be at protest, but wearing red to support #Russia4Love

— TheRainbowGoth (@EllieIsAPunkRocker)

EllieIsAPunkRocker

@TheRainbowGoth

Couldn’t be at protest, but wearing red to support #Russia4Love

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7. Or rainbows, of course.

8. And people showed up for protests against Russia’s laws across the globe.

9. London, England:

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10. New York, NY:

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11. Asunción, Paraguay:

#Paraguay "@SOMOSGAY Activistas de SOMOSGAY y @Lesvos se levantan contra la homofobia en Rusia #Russia4Love @allout"

— jrossignol (@jean rossignol)

jean rossignol

@jrossignol

#Paraguay “@SOMOSGAY Activistas de SOMOSGAY y @Lesvos se levantan contra la homofobia en Rusia #Russia4Love @allout”

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12. Reykjavik, Iceland:

VA er flottasti skólinn #allout #gay #russia4love

— IngibjorgThorda (@Ingibjorg Thordar)

Ingibjorg Thordar

@IngibjorgThorda

VA er flottasti skólinn #allout #gay #russia4love

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13. Mexico D.F.:

#3deSeptiembre #Russia4Love #ParaRusiaConAmor 25 México

— Marcgolab (@ShinigamiResurrected)

ShinigamiResurrected

@Marcgolab

#3deSeptiembre #Russia4Love #ParaRusiaConAmor 25 México

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14. Barranquilla, Colombia:

In Barranquilla, Colombia we support #Russia4Love @OrgulloLGBT

— UNorteDiverso (@Uninorte Diverso)

Uninorte Diverso

@UNorteDiverso

In Barranquilla, Colombia we support #Russia4Love @OrgulloLGBT

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15. Bologna, Italy:

17. Barcelona, Spain:

#3deSeptiembre #Russia4Love #ParaRusiaConAmor 13 Barcelona (1)

— Marcgolab (@ShinigamiResurrected)

ShinigamiResurrected

@Marcgolab

#3deSeptiembre #Russia4Love #ParaRusiaConAmor 13 Barcelona (1)

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#3deSeptiembre #Russia4Love #ParaRusiaConAmor 14 Barcelona (2)

— Marcgolab (@ShinigamiResurrected)

ShinigamiResurrected

@Marcgolab

#3deSeptiembre #Russia4Love #ParaRusiaConAmor 14 Barcelona (2)

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19. Milan, Italy

#russia4love in action in Milan

— yurigu (@Yuri Guaiana)

Yuri Guaiana

@yurigu

#russia4love in action in Milan

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20. Vancouver, Canada:

#Vancouver #russia4love

— alsatomic (@Atomic Al)

Atomic Al

@alsatomic

#Vancouver #russia4love

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22. El Salvador:

@allout_es #RUSSIA4LOVE #ElSalvador

— DELAMANOCONTIG1 (@DE LA MANO CONTIGO)

DE LA MANO CONTIGO

@DELAMANOCONTIG1

@allout_es #RUSSIA4LOVE #ElSalvador

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#russia4love #ElSalvador

— MBouwrley (@Miguel Von-Böuwrley)

Miguel Von-Böuwrley

@MBouwrley

#russia4love #ElSalvador

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24. Seattle, Washington:

Dan Savage with #Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn outside the Russia Consular's house #Russia4Love #lgbt "

— kirua2002 (@Fred)

Fred

@kirua2002

Dan Savage with #Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn outside the Russia Consular’s house #Russia4Love #lgbt “

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26. Valencia, Spain:

#Russia4love Levanta tu voz por Rusia Ahora en Valencia acompa༚ndo a @lambdavalencia @LesbianesLambda @JovesLambda

— AdriSerCal (@Adrián Serrano)

Adrián Serrano

@AdriSerCal

#Russia4love Levanta tu voz por Rusia Ahora en Valencia acompa༚ndo a @lambdavalencia @LesbianesLambda @JovesLambda

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#Russia4Love en Valencia.

— JovesEU_Vlc (@Joves EU València)

Joves EU València

@JovesEU_Vlc

#Russia4Love en Valencia.

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28. Madrid, Spain:

Live from Madrid #Russia4love

— lnaPG (@Elena Perez-Grueso)

Elena Perez-Grueso

@lnaPG

Live from Madrid #Russia4love

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#Russia4Love desde Madrid, con amor, libertad e igualdad!! Los gobiernos no pueden pararlo!

— karmides (@Raúl Jiménez)

Raúl Jiménez

@karmides

#Russia4Love desde Madrid, con amor, libertad e igualdad!! Los gobiernos no pueden pararlo!

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30. Alicante, Spain

#Russia4Love Desde #Alicante acción mundial contra la #homofobia #Rusia #noalahomofobiarusa >

— EsdrasC (@Esdras Catarí)

Esdras Catarí

@EsdrasC

#Russia4Love Desde #Alicante acción mundial contra la #homofobia #Rusia #noalahomofobiarusa >

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#Russia4Love Acción Mundial contra #Homofobia #Rusia en #Alicante Espa༚ #LGTB >

— VocesEntiende (@Mas Voces Entiende)

Mas Voces Entiende

@VocesEntiende

#Russia4Love Acción Mundial contra #Homofobia #Rusia en #Alicante Espa༚ #LGTB >

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32. Tromsø, Norway:

34. Monterrey, Mexico:

Evento Levanta Tu Voz por Rusia #Russia4Love #Monterrey #Mexico

— MBouwrley (@Miguel Von-Böuwrley)

Miguel Von-Böuwrley

@MBouwrley

Evento Levanta Tu Voz por Rusia #Russia4Love #Monterrey #Mexico

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35. Activists in Manchester, UK, sent messages of support to activists in Russia.

Here's just some of the many messages of support Manchester has tonight sent to our friends in #Russia4Love

— lgfoundation (@The LGF)

The LGF

@lgfoundation

Here’s just some of the many messages of support Manchester has tonight sent to our friends in #Russia4Love

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36. Some demonstrations were small and impromptu, like this one in Venice:

37. Or Málaga, Spain:

@allout #Russia4Love in #Málaga #Spain this morning. Not too many, but yet loud enough.

— cotomarin (@Fernando C. M.)

Fernando C. M.

@cotomarin

@allout #Russia4Love in #Málaga #Spain this morning. Not too many, but yet loud enough.

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Also at #Málaga (Spain) beaches @allout #Russia4Love

— cotomarin (@Fernando C. M.)

Fernando C. M.

@cotomarin

Also at #Málaga (Spain) beaches @allout #Russia4Love

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39. And, finally, activists in Russia posted pictures just to say “thanks”:

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