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What would it take to allow Russian homosexuals into the US? - Input Junkie
June 11th, 2014
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What would it take to allow Russian homosexuals into the US?
Homosexuals are being shut out of being able to live in Russia. Their organizations, homes, jobs, and probably eventually their children are being taken from them by law and regulation.

David Neiwert said:
It is now time for Americans to begin organizing the means to help members of the LGBT community in Russia emigrate and escape the awful fate that hangs over them now. Because fascism, the real thing (and not people's polluted understanding of it) is truly descending on Russia now, and gays are the first and foremost target (immigrants are not far behind, and of course, there eventually will be others).
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Russian LGBT folk are in the same position as German Jews were in the 1930s -- and one of the truly historic shameful failures of Americans during those years came in failing to help Jews escape the fate that awaited them.

Post your ideas here: What can we do to help?


I have no idea. Petition.org? Repost on social media? Email your representatives?

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From:siliconshaman
Date:June 11th, 2014 03:31 pm (UTC)
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"Now the government has the power to declare an organization a foreign agent as an administrative matter."

Immigrants and foreigners are almost certainly going to be next... if they aren't already quietly being targeted.

and yeah, sounds like some sort of Underground Railroad is needed. Because I'd bet tightened border controls on foreign agents leaving will be the next logical step. [assuming they can even get a passport].

I very much doubt petitions and emails will make the slightest difference, Putin wouldn't give a damn even if our governments did complain to him...and I'm not sure our lot would care enough to make even a token protest. They sure as hell didn't say anything about it during the Olympics.

Ergo, grassroots unofficial action would appear to be necessary.
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From:nancylebov
Date:June 11th, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
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Even if they're gotten out of Russia (a hard enough problem in itself) they still need to be able to get into somewhere else.
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From:siliconshaman
Date:June 11th, 2014 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Therein lies the rub... although there are other countries that are more LQBT-freindly, [hardly difficullt] I'm not sure there's anywhere that wouldn't deport them straight back for fear of the Russian government's reaction, or just because they are Russian.
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From:anton_p_nym
Date:June 12th, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
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NOT petition.org; overuse has diluted its utility. I'd recommend in its stead https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ which actually has some authority behind it and a mandate for the government to respond.

-- Steve is not familiar enough with the details of the US gov't to make further recommendations, beyond perhaps pestering the congresscritters nominally representing you.
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