WINDY CITY TIMES
||All Out condemns St. Petersburg, Russia pride arrests
Sixty people were reportedly arrested in St. Petersburg for marching in Pride, reports All Out.
"All Out is appalled St. Petersburg, Russia Pride attendees were arrested today," Joe Mirabella, Director of Communications for All Out said. "No one should be arrested for celebrating who they are or who they love."
"More than 185,000 people worldwide have signed a solidarity pledge with Russians who are calling on their government to stop the crackdown against lesbian, gay, bi and trans people that is fuelling anti-gay violence," Mirabella said. "The world urges President Putin to show love and compassion for his fellow citizens who simply want to be who they are without sacrificing their family or freedom, safety or dignity."
"As allies in other cities around the world celebrate Pride this weekend and in the coming months, it is important to remember that we should not rest until all of us are free to be who we are. There is nothing more universal than the love we share with our family. Someday, if we all work together, the freedom to love your family will also be universal," Mirabella said.
To see the live signature totals from All Out's petition visit:
Gay Star News: All participants in St Petersburg gay pride arrested for marching
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