03/09/13 - Global Speak Out for Russia In Cyprus

JOIN OUR MOCK PROTEST OUTSIDE THE RUSSIAN EMBASSY! 4.30pm: Meet up at European University of Cyprus5.00pm: MAIN TARGET: Russian Embassy6:30pm: March to Cypriot Parliament7:00pm: Garhering at Faneromeni Square9:00pm: Gathering at Svoura for the closing of the protest with Dj Rakan Loco --------------------------------JOIN US!------------------------------- WHAT WILL WE DO? - We're taking a comedy approach to a serious issue with our 'RUSSIA HELP!' protest and posing as supporters of the homophobic law! Get creative and design your own placard from the perspective of a paranoid homophobe! :) Here's some we came up with: "PUSSY RIOT MADE MY DOG GAY! RUSSIA HELP!""IN MOSCOW I KISSED A GIRL.. & I LIKED IT! RUSSIA HELP!""PUTIN'S ANTI-GAY LAW TURNS ME ON! RUSSIA HELP!""EMBASSY LET US IN! GAYS ARE EVERYWHERE! RUSSIA HELP!" "I NEED SOME STRAIGHT PROPAGANDA, FAST! RUSSIA HELP!" - Wear the PUTIN MASK! You can print, cut out and make your own 'pop-art Putin' mask. They're right here ready for you! See our wall for the image :) We will also bring some prepared on the day. - Wear bright colours! WHERE? European University: http://goo.gl/kiU6lbRussian Embassy: http://goo.gl/aAOC63Faneromeni Square: http://goo.gl/WNOpCpSvoura: https://maps.google.com/maps?expflags=enable_star_based_justifications%3...'re supporting the global campaign 'Global Speak Out for Russia' initiated by Allout.org! People in Cyprus will take a stance against the recently enacted homophobic legislation in Russia. The new law prohibits any public LGBTIQ* expression under threat of fines and imprisonment. The first people have been arrested for this. "Here is what Article 6.21 actually says: Propaganda is the act of distributing information among minors that 1) is aimed at the creating nontraditional sexual attitudes, 2) makes nontraditional sexual relations attractive, 3) equates the social value of traditional and nontraditional sexual relations, or 4) creates an interest in nontraditional sexual relations." See more: http://www.policymic.com/articles/58649/russia-s-anti-gay-law-spelled-out-in-plain-english WHAT'S NEXT? Soon world leaders will meet President Putin in St Petersburg, Russia. It’s a massive opportunity for us to build the pressure. All Out members and supporters in 20 cities worldwide are speaking out for love and equality in Russia - and we want you to join us right here in Cyprus! Join the #Russia4Love Global Speak Out for Russia next Tuesday, 3rd of September! WHO ARE WE? We are all individuals concerned for the lives and rights of LGBTIQ* people in Russia. Just like you! We are supported by RainbowYouth Cyprus, accept - Cyprus LGBT , Cyprus Fpa , Kuir Kıbrıs Derneği - Queer Cyprus Association, StopThe OppressivePowers and of course All Out. MORE..Global Speak Out for Russia events: www.allout.org/en/russiaevents Thunderclap Global Speak Out: #Russia4Love: www.thunderclap.it/projects/3718-global-speak-out-russia4love

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