- February 20, 2014
Post submitted by Michael Cole-Schwartz, Former HRC Director of Communications
Today the Human Rights Campaign released a new web video highlighting the role that American extremists have played in the passage of Russia's draconian anti-LGBT laws. The video details how more than a dozen Americans, including NOM President Brian Brown have traveled to Russia in the last year to meet with policy makers and lobby for these laws.
The consequences of these laws have been immediate and severe. In less than a year since the signing of the propaganda ban we have seen activists arrested and beaten in the streets and a surge in asylum requests from LGBT Russians trying to leave the country. This is what Brian Brown and the other Americans have been lobbying for and what they'd like to see implemented here in the US as well.
More information on the situation in Russia is available at www.LoveConquersHate.org.