A message from Mark Thomas…
As you might have seen in the media, LGBT people in Russia are facing rising levels of violence and discrimination as a direct result of state sponsored homophobia.
That’s why this Thursday (22nd August at 2.30pm) I am asking Equality Network supporters to join with me outside the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh for a free, one-off, LGBT rights comedy gig to raise awareness and add to the mounting international pressure on the Russian Government.
Taking part in the first ever street-stand-up gig outside the Consulate are some of the highest profile performers of the Edinburgh Fringe; Stephen K Amos, Susan Calman, Joe Lycett, Zoe Lyons, Dana Alexander and Chris Coltrane, with more top names to be announced!
It is a pleasure and privilege to host this LGBT rights street gig. It is important that during the Edinburgh Festival we don’t lose sight of the daily struggles for equality and dignity. We stand with LGBT activists and human rights advocates against Russia’s state sponsored homophobia. It will also be a hoot, so come join us, mention it, report it, film it, blog it, review it, tweet it!
The gig is a free street event, so please come along, and bring your mates. You can find out more information on the Equality Network website.
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