To Russia With “LOVE”, From Melvin


996989_779320625418777_754825273_nAs you navigate the darkest hours of life, know that you are not alone, that your Brother’s & Sister’s around the world are standing with you, we feel your pain, we see your pain and as a community we must remain strong, to stand up for who we are and who we love. We shall not rest until we are “ALL FREE & EQUAL”, I pray for you every day that the evil that has bestow itself upon you, weathers away and dies for one great man said “No one is born hating another person, People are taught to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can learn to love for “LOVE” comes more naturally to the human heart than it’s opposite”. {Nelson Mandela} Lotsa Luv from my home to yours..Cheers

Every day we hear more stories about the struggles of LGBT people in Russia. While we remain dedicated to sending messages of hope to LGBT youth, we are thrilled to expand our reach further with a new initiative, โ€œะ’ั‹ ะฟั€ะตะบั€ะฐัะฝั‹โ€ (You are beautiful). This collection of videos brings together our affiliates and partners from nine countries in an effort to let youth in Russia know that they are beautiful, valued, important, and supported by people everywhere.

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Right now in Russia, a law banning the โ€œpropaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minorsโ€ prevents the estimated 2.5 million LGBT youth in the country from receiving the support they need and the resources they require to live healthy and rewarding lives.
We hope the videos you watch today are the first of many more to come. We encourage you to add your own message to the collection and will do our best to translate your words of hope and strength into Russian. Together we can demonstrate solidarity on a global scale, giving lasting support to our young LGBT brothers and sisters in Russia during this difficult time.
Ted Farley
Executive Director
It Gets Better Project

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