in support of the safety and dignity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Russians.
At this unique moment in history, when we are seeing such rapid progress in the fight for equality in the West, we cannot be blinded to appalling crimes against humanity elsewhere. Today in Russia, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people are facing harassment, arrest and violence under a set of horrific new laws. For their sake, we must come together and start an uprising of love.
The goal of this movement is twofold:
1. To support the LGBTI community in Russia and foster an atmosphere where Russians feel bolstered to be themselves and speak up for this cause.
2. To raise awareness among the international community to continue to build public pressure and vigilance.
Uprising of Love Videos
The following prominent individuals have pledged their support to this cause.
They are writing songs, producing videos, writing op-eds, and using their influence to spread the message of love to the people of Russia.
This effort is also a collaboration of a number of partners:
about the situation in Russia &
the efforts to support LGBTI Russians.
Help support the safety and dignity of LGBTI Russians
All donations to Uprising of Love will go directly to the Russia Freedom Fund. The Russia Freedom Fund is a U.S. tax-deductible vehicle for making financial contributions in support of the LGBTI movement in Russia and efforts to combat discrimination and violence there based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 100% of all donations will be paid out as grants. This initiative responds to growing concerns about recent state-sponsored discrimination in Russia and expresses solidarity between the international LGBTI community and allies, and the Russian LGBTI movement. Learn more >