Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

Today to honor International Human Rights Day, HRC proudly joins an Uprising of Love, a coalition of prominent individuals and partner organizations in support of the safety and dignity of LGBT Russians.   

The coalition aims to foster an atmosphere where Russians feel bolstered to be themselves and speak up for this cause and to raise awareness among the international community to continue to build public pressure and vigilance.

Since Russia’s anti-LGBT “propaganda" law passed, violence and harassment toward the LGBT community has increased. We must not sit quietly as the Russian government charts a path that puts LGBT Russians in harm’s way. Together, we can send a message to LGBT Russians that the world is on their side

Learn more about the coalition at


To learn more about HRC’s work to support LGBT equality in Russia, visit

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