Gay rights website AllOut.org have posted a call to action on their website requesting that as many people as possible sign their petition to stop an anti-gay law being passed in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The law, which is expected to pass in less than a week, will make it illegal to read, write or even publicly discuss homosexuality, transsexuality, or paedophilia.
All Out posted the following statement on their website:
“The Governor of St. Petersburg is our last chance to stop this bill: he has the power to veto it. So with your help, we’re going to hit him where it counts : in the City’s wallet.
Saint Petersburg is one of Russia’s number one tourist destinations. That’s why an international storm of bad publicity will force the Governor to think twice about the cost of signing this bill.
We have less than a week to act: add your name to this urgent call. Next week All Out members around the world are organizing flashmobs in front of Russian embassies and consulates – from New York to Buenos Aires, Paris to Delhi – where they will deliver your signature straight to the government’s doorstep.”
You can sign the petition here: allout.org/stpetersburg-dont-go