In anticipation of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg this week, where world leaders will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, global protests have been planned today from Los Angeles to Melbourne.
The goal of the Global Speak Out for Russia is to put pressure on the leaders to challenge Putin on his controversial anti-gay propaganda law. The vaguely-worded piece of legislation essentially makes gay activism and same-sex public affection illegal, and puts the country’s LGBT community at increased risk.
The Global Speak Out for Russia campaign was organized by online activist group AllOut.org in partnership with GLAAD, Truth Wins Out, Peter Thatchell Foundation and the Human Rights Campaign.
Check out a list of the protests happening near you below. And for more info on the Global Speak Out for Russia, click here.