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LGBT Rights in Russia Is a Straight Issue

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”.


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