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A Russian Woman Speaks Out For LGBT Rights Using A Line From A Joss Whedon Show

As she said on The Daily Show, "If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do."

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The woman in the clip happens to be a member of the Whedonesque community who goes by the name "Moscow Watcher." She posted a note on the site Thursday:

*waves* That Russian lady was me.

I talked to that guy more than 10 days ago - so it's an amazing coincidence that his show aired on the 10th anniversary of the cancellation of Angel.

I'd love to highlight that not everything in Russia is depressive. That guy asked me if I believe that Russia can change, and I told him that so far, authorities don't pay attention to peaceful protests (it was during a rally), so Russia could change into a dictatorship or be destroyed in a civil war. That's really depressive.

But there is a lot of wonderful people in my country - clever, talented, devoted to Russia - who try to change things and do their best. Many of my friends go to rallies. My son was a poll watcher on several elections. Russian literature is great, Russian nature is beautiful, Russian cuisine is tasty.

So, please, don't confuse Kremlin politics with all things Russian.

*hugs*

Angel's creator Joss Whedon was informed about the shoutout on Twitter:

A Russian lady at a gay rights rally quoted Angel on @TheDailyShow tonight. It was beautiful. @josswhedon

VeronikaSwartz@VeronikaSwartz

A Russian lady at a gay rights rally quoted Angel on @TheDailyShow tonight. It was beautiful. @josswhedon

03:19 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@VeronikaSwartz @TheDailyShow what'd she say? Huh? Whuh? Huh? Whuh?

Joss Whedon@josswhedon

@VeronikaSwartz @TheDailyShow what'd she say? Huh? Whuh? Huh? Whuh?

03:25 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@josswhedon @TheDailyShow "If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do."

VeronikaSwartz@VeronikaSwartz

@josswhedon @TheDailyShow "If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do."

03:30 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@VeronikaSwartz @TheDailyShow that's what I hoped. That one was important to me. (That and "Wesley, look out!" *sniff* powerful)

Joss Whedon@josswhedon

@VeronikaSwartz @TheDailyShow that's what I hoped. That one was important to me. (That and "Wesley, look out!" *sniff* powerful)

03:32 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You can watch the whole Daily Show clip here:

And here's the scene from Angel she was quoting:

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EDITORIAL DISCLAIMER: This is actually one of the best and most profound and most moving scenes that's ever been on any television show ever.