As part of its public diplomacy effort to the build the organizing skills of foreign lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists, the U.S. State Department has brought five Russians gays to San Francisco for meetings and informal chats with Bay Area activists and LGBT and HIV/AIDS nonprofit organizations.
There will be an interpreter at the speak out. Activists will display large posters in English and Russian, and an rainbow flag.
WHO: Russian gays & Gays Without Borders
WHAT: Speak out
DATE: Tuesday, November 12
WHEN: 4:30 pm
WHERE: Harvey Milk Plaza
LOCATION: Castro and Market Streets
The photo above was taken today, Monday, November 11, at the San Francisco LGBT community center after an informal brown bag lunch chat between the Russian gays and San Francisco activists and staffers from the center and other local nonprofit groups.
Our Russian gay guests are seated in the front row, but because of online death threats made against them in recent days by anti-gay bullies belonging to the Occupy Pedophilia network of hooligans, we are not naming them to protect their well-being.
Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, at historic Harvey Milk Plaza and show solidarity with the LGBT community of Russia.