Results tagged “St Petersburg” from Last Word

“The central goal of U.S. policy should be to bolster those fighting for freedom on the frontlines and to protect LGBT Russians from persecution and violence. This will take a sustained effort, but it is worth the battle.” Innokenty Grekov, of Human Rights First, in an Aug. 29 statement announcing the release of a report he authored titled Convenient Targets. ... [Read]

"I think all of us that sit at this dais believe that this is extremely important. … [We] want to make sure that we're supporting the LGBT community not only in our own city but in cities across the world.” Carol Wood, Lansing, Mich., City Council president, speaking yesterday as the body voted 7-0 to pass a resolution calling ... [Read]

"Part of the community just goes back into the closest and tries to hide even more than they did before. And, part of the community becomes more active than they ever were, or becomes active for the first time." Olga Lenkova, of the Russian gay rights group Vykhod ("Coming Out"), on how the new St. Petersburg ban on public ... [Read]