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Liz
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013 10:23:21 AM

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Help send a message to the Russian government condemning their brutal anti-gay laws and calling for their repeal.


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Coca-Cola executives are just days away from deciding whether or not to speak out against Russia’s brutal new anti-gay laws -- and we need to show them the potential brand damage at stake if they stay silent.

Coke is a major sponsor of next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Olympics should be about celebrating all that is good in humanity. But instead, the Sochi Olympics risks being known for hatred and homophobia, due to a draconian new Russian anti-gay law that criminalizes even coming out of the closet.

So far, Coke has remained silent on Russia’s LGBT crackdown -- that's why we're joining with All Out to show Coke how many people want the company to speak out against this law. If we succeed, we can set off an earthshaking domino effect that pushes other international sponsors to follow.

This is the best shot we have at creating a billion-dollar problem for Russia that can ultimately push it to overturn its horrific anti-gay laws.

Tell Coca-Cola executives meeting this week to condemn Russia’s anti-gay laws and call for their repeal.

Russia's anti-gay law forbids anyone from "promoting non-traditional sexual relations'. In practice, this means anyone can be arrested and jailed for something as simple as coming out, wearing a rainbow pin, or demonstrating in public.

Mega-corporations like Coca-Cola have invested millions in sponsoring the Olympics and billions in their operations in Russia. In effect, Coca-Cola and others are bankrolling the Sochi Olympics. This gives them huge influence on the thinking of the International Olympic Committee and the Russian government.

It’s easy to think we can’t influence what’s happening in an authoritarian regime like President Vladimir Putin’s Russia. But Putin craves legitimacy and glory. If we can get the companies that are paying for his personal public relations exercise to step up and criticize this vicious anti-gay law, then Putin’s Olympic games are in trouble.

As a community, we’ve shown what can be achieved when we work together for LGBT rights. We’ve fought against transphobia in newspapers like the Daily Mail. Together, we persuaded Pepsi to fight against Uganda’s anti-gay law, and we ran a huge campaign to thank Starbucks for supporting marriage equality. We’re defending the most basic of all human rights: the right to life, the right to live free of unfair arrest, and the right to be yourself.







She
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013 11:39:54 AM

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Bloody fucking idiots. Signed, of course.
scarlet
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013 11:59:56 AM

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Signed plus four family member and counting.
Saga
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013 12:17:45 PM

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Signed and sent the link to everyone I could think of!
sprite
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013 12:22:58 PM

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yep, signed and forwarded :)



Love not hate.
Liz
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 9:28:08 AM

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Thank you, ladies!

Up to nearly 300,000 signatures.


violetcrumble
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 9:50:59 AM

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Signed and sent to some friends for hopefully more support
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:25:41 AM

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Signed :)
CrisMO
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:03:32 PM

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Signed!
Nikki703
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:05:22 PM

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Signed and Sent!!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:28:45 PM

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Signed, Sent and Shared.



LASARDaddy
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:46:36 PM

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I am not gay and I have a gay son. To my utter shame it took me 6 months to a year to accept his friends, NEVER him. He's my son. I have apologized to him several times and he has assured me that it never bothered him. He understood and he is a good MAN. Now the only ones I have trouble with are the few that grab my ass.

I lived in the Soviet Union from 1978 to 1980 with side trips to Germany and saw this. I have always hated discrimination for ANYTHING. Color was the first but there are many others. I believe that Gay is not a choice so it's nothing more than differences in eye or hair color.

YOU GOT IT FROM YOUR PARENTS SO THEY NEED TO ACCEPT IT. They chose to have you not the other way around.

If you chose to not enjoy that as a life style why would you try to destroy what they have? I feel the same about all religious people that promote hate as a way of life. My brother is a born again, Oklahoma, Bible banging, Baptist and tells me I'm going to hell because I don't believe what he does. I don't hate him for that, he's my brother. Kind of STUPID about that, but my brother. That's one of the major reasons I'm a Taoist. Acceptance, do more good than harm.

I still watch and study people all over the world and my thoughts of the Russians are that they will fight change just like the bigots that hate you because of your skin color.

I did sign it with the hope that it does make a change. We need more change to make the world an easier place to live.

That's my feeling and I'm glad this was posted.

Thank you

I am always a gentleman.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:48:10 PM

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Done
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:57:18 PM

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signed and forwarded to my friends also.
Dancing_Doll
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:45:58 PM

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Signed, and this whole law makes me sick, especially in a country like Russia in this day and age. It really boggles my mind.

And that's to say nothing of their proposed laws, such as this one:
Russia Delays Passage of Bill That Would Remove Children of LGBT Parents

It's absolutely outrageous! confused1


VanGogh
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:18:58 PM

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proudly signed and forwarded .... Thank you, Liz, for sharing this with us!
sexygeek
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Signed and Forwarded to my Family and Friends
nicola
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:08:38 PM

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Signed and tweeted.
simplyjohn
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:33:37 AM

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Signed .. 324,740 and target 350k I think it said.
JessicaX
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:39:48 AM

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Signed and shared. Best thing I will do today. Thank you for posting this!





Red_Dragon
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:33:52 AM

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Signed and shared

quickdrawID
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:34:22 PM

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Signed. This shouldn't be necessary, but it is so we will.
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