Tausende gegen Homophobie in Russland
Thousands against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

On August 31, around 5.000 people came together in Berlin to protest against homophobia and the anti-gay laws in Russia. The rally started in the western part of the city and ended in front of the Russian embassy in central Berlin. The whole demonstration last over five hours.
 
Am 31. August kamen in Berlin geschätzte 5.000 Menschen zusammen, um gegen Homophobie und die Anti-Homosexuellen-Gesetze in Russland zu protestieren. Die Demonstration begann auf dem Kurfürstendamm, führte über den Potsdamer Platz und endete schließlich vor der russischen Botschaft in Berlin-Mitte. Die ganze Kundgebung dauerte mehr als fünf Stunden.
LGBT-people in Russia are not only faced with every day homophobia. Russian laws, like the ban of “propaganda of non-traditional-sexual relation” and the law on “foreign agents”, violate basic human rights and impede the work of many NGOs. All this created an environment which supported the growth of violence against LGBT-people and activists. Thus, the participants sent its critique not only to the Russian government. One also appealed to the German government and to all sponsors of the Olympic Winter games in Sotchi next year to “open your mouth!” Last but not least, the demonstration showed solidarity with all affected people in Russia.
 
LGBTs in Russland sind nicht nur mit alltäglicher Homophobie konfrontiert. Gesetze, wie dem Verbot von „Propaganda von nicht-traditionellen-sexuellen Beziehungen“ und das Gesetz über „ausländische Agenten“, verletzen die grundlegenden Menschenrechte und behindern die Arbeit von vielen NGOs. All das erzeugte eine Umwelt, die ein Ansteigen von Gewalt gegen LGBTs und Aktivisten begünstigte. Letztendlich sendeten die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer ihre Kritik aber nicht nur an die russische Regierung. Man appellierte zugleich an die Bundesregierung sowie an alle Sponsoren der Olympischen Winterspiele in Sotschi im nächsten Jahr den „Mund zu öffnen!“ Nicht zuletzt zeigte sich die Demonstration solidarisch mit allen betroffenen Menschen in Russland.

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

"Enough is enough – Open your mouth!", Demonstration against homophobia in Russia

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