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.

3. Others also showed their support by wearing red.

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:

12. Reykjavik, Iceland:

13. Mexico D.F.:

14. Barranquilla, Colombia:

15. Bologna, Italy:

17. Barcelona, Spain:

19. Milan, Italy

20. Vancouver, Canada:

22. El Salvador:

24. Seattle, Washington:

26. Valencia, Spain:

28. Madrid, Spain:

30. Alicante, Spain

32. Tromsø, Norway:

34. Monterrey, Mexico:

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

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

37. Or Málaga, Spain:

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

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