Ambassador András Simonyi on LGBT-fights issue in Russia:
“The violation of LGBT rights, just like anti-Semitism, is the canary in the coal mine. When democracy fails, when authoritarianism kicks in and looks for a convenient scapegoat, especially in some parts of Europe, it is these two groups that are seriously threatened in countries with generally deteriorating human rights. The inability and the unwillingness of a state to protect social, religious or other minorities from attacks by the majority is a statement that “We don’t need you, we don’t want you.” These groups become a tool in the power game, the perfect enemy within”.
Full text: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/lgbt-rights-in-russia-is-_b_3935684.html