Both LGBT and straight human rights activists confronted Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin of the United Nations outside of his home in Manhattan over Russia’s human rights abuses to its LGBT citizens with its’s newly enacted anti-gay laws.
Churkin it turns out is in a state of denial.
Ambassador Vitaly Churkin arrived at his residence on New York’s Upper East Side in the late afternoon to find 10 activists from the international gay rights group All Out outside the wrought iron gates holding red placards saying: “340,457 worldwide say stop Russia’s anti-gay crackdown.” Minutes earlier, when they got no answer ringing the bell, they had slipped a CD with the signatures under the gate. Churkin picked up the CD and told the activists they should go through proper channels and deliver the petition to Russia’s U.N. Mission.
But he stopped for about 10 minutes to engage All Out’s co-founder and executive director Andre Banks and insist: “We don’t have anti-gay laws. We have laws banning homosexual propaganda among minors.” Banks countered that the word “propaganda” hasn’t been defined and gay people in Russia have been killed and arrested. “That’s not true,” Churkin retorted. “No gay people have been killed or harmed because they’re gay,” and if that were proven it would violate Russia’s constitution which guarantees equality to everybody “no matter what.”
Nobody has been harmed? Seriously?
Tell that to the redheaded activist attacked by your paratroopers, who went unpunished.
Tell that to the gay teen who suicide after being humiliated by the neo-nazis, who again went unpunished.
All of this because of Russia’s anti-gay laws which do exist and create a climate of hate and an open hunting season in that country.
Russia isn’t anti-gay like 1930’s and 40’s Germany wasn’t anti Semetic.
пошел на хуй Vitaly Churkin!