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Russia anti-gay crackdown: we’re getting ready to deliver the petition – including your name – directly to the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland.

We’re finalising the plan now and hope to be outside their front door in 24 hours – but we urgently need to get to 300,000 signatures before the delivery.

If we deliver a petition rocketing past 300,000 names in person, it’ll show the Olympic Committee that the pressure is building for them to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay crackdown.

We only need 14,985 more signatures to hit our target – can you help by sharing the petition on Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest or Twitter?

Or forward this email and ask friends and family to sign it here:
https://www.allout.org/olympics

Russia will host the next Winter Olympics in less than 200 days. Thousands of us have already joined the call for the International Olympic Committee to speak out against the anti-gay laws.

If they do speak out, it will step up the pressure on President Putin to stop the crackdown before his prized Olympics is ruined by the controversy. It would be a huge step toward repealing the anti-gay law he recently passed.

If we get 300,000 names, it’ll help get the delivery of the petition – and our outcry – reported in newspapers and websites around the world. All of these news reports act like a giant megaphone, turning every individual signature on an online petition into a shout for action that’s heard around world.

Please take 2 minutes to ask more people to join in by sharing the petition on Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest or Twitter?

Or forward this email to more people and ask them to sign here:
https://www.allout.org/olympics

Thanks for going All Out,

Andre, Guillaume, Hayley, Jeremy, Joe, Marie, Sara, Tile, and the rest of the All Out team.

SOURCES:

An Olympic Legend on Boycotts and Bigotry – New York Times, 29 June 2013
http://bruni.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/29/an-olympic-legend-on-boycotts-and-bigotry/?_r=1

Russia’s ‘majoritarian’ crackdown on minorities rolls on with new anti-gay law – Christian Science Monitor, 1 July 2013
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2013/0701/Russia-s-majoritarian-crackdown-on-minorities-rolls-on-with-new-anti-gay-law

Russian anti-gay laws inspire Sochi Olympics, vodka boycotts – Associated Press, 29 July 2013
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/russian-anti-gay-laws-impact-olympics-vodka-sales-0

Shame on the IOC, NBC and foreign governments for turning a blind eye on Russia’s LGBT hate campaign – The Guardian, 29 July 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jul/29/russia-war-on-gays-sochi-olympics

As a soon to be mother of three I think it’s utter stupidity and ignorance to compare equal rights for all ADULTS to pedophilia. I would never in a million years support pedophilia nor would anyone in their right mind IMO but comparing homosexuals with pedophiles shows extreme unintelligence and I feel utterly sorry for the children who has to grow up in a household where this stupidity is advocated. And FYI I’m straight if that even matters or gives my opinion more credibility in the world of homophobes. Last time they just called me brainwashed.

But more to the point, this picture is wait for it…. LEGENDARY!!!

God says homosexuality is in

Oh lord, I am so sick of hearing about “one step closer to pedophilia being legal” obviously anyone saying this has no brain in there head. No way would this happen. There’s no way our country is going to sanction rights for pedophiles. Ur not even comparing apples to apples. How is love between 2 consenting ADULTS anywhere near molesting a child.

Lyrics from Same Love (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) > click the pictures to watch the video …

The right-wing conservatives think it’s a decision / And you can be cured with some treatment and religion / Man-made, rewiring of a pre-disposition / Playing God / Ahh nah, here we go / America the brave / Still fears what we don’t know / And ‘God loves all his children’ is somehow forgotten / But we paraphrase a book written / 3,500 years ago / I don’t know …

gay rights movement, LGBT, homosexual, inspiration, Macklemore and Ryan LewisIf I was gay / I would think hip-hop hates me / Have you read the YouTube comments lately / “Man that’s gay” / Gets dropped on the daily / We’ve become so numb to what we’re saying / Our culture founded from oppression / Yet we don’t have acceptance for ’em / Call each other faggots / Behind the keys of a message board / A word rooted in hate / Yet our genre still ignores it / Gay is synonymous with the lesser / It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion / Gender to skin color / Complexion of your pigment / The same fight that led people to walk-outs and sit-ins

Macklemore And Ryan Lewis, Same Love

When I was in church / They taught me something else / If you preach hate at the service / Those words aren’t anointed / And that Holy Water / That you soak in / Is then poisoned / When everyone else / Is more comfortable / Remaining voiceless / Rather than fighting for humans / That have had their rights stolen / I might not be the same / But that’s not important / No freedom til we’re equal
Damn right I support it

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Same loveWe press play / Don’t press pause / Progress, march on! / With a veil over our eyes / We turn our back on the cause / ‘Till the day / That my uncles can be united by law / Kids are walkin’ around the hallway
Plagued by pain in their heart / A world so hateful / Some would rather die / Than be who they are
And a certificate on paper / Isn’t gonna solve it all / But it’s a damn good place to start / No law’s gonna change us / We have to change us / Whatever god you believe in / We come from the same one
Strip away the fear / Underneath it’s all the same love / About time that we raised up

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on YouTube

The Full Lyrics are here

What a great triumph today with the rulings from the Supreme Court of the United States regarding marriage equality. Let us take today to celebrate, but tomorrow our work continues.  As shown by another ruling from the court this week about the Voting Rights Act, nothing is safe.  As long as there are those whose bigotry demands unequal treatment because of race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation or whatever other labels they use to segregate and discriminate, the work of those who seek justice and equality continues.  Yes, today we celebrate, but tomorrow we must continue the fight until each and every citizen, regardless of where they live, can enjoy the simple right and dignity of joining in marriage with the person they love.  There are 37 states remaining where same sex marriage is not allowed.  Our fight must continue until that number is zero.  But, oh, doesn’t it feel so good today?

Found on June 26th at whim’s world tumblr

MArriage Equality, gay rights, Jimmy Kimmel on gay marriage.

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