Officially consider the Russian LGBT community as refugees and help them escape to Canada
Members of the LGBT community in Russia are being beaten, tortured, raped, and publicly shamed, all because they are homosexual. Videos of this torture are in the hundreds and are plastered over the Internet. Law enforcement in Russia are doing nothing to stop it, and at times, take part in the torture.
These brave men and women get targeted by simply "appearing gay". Their lives are in serious jeopardy, and we need to convince our government to help. The Russian people are free to leave their country at any time, however, most cannot afford the ridiculous flight costs, the outrageous fees for a temporary Canadian Visa, or the costs involved in accommodations upon arrival in Canada.
This petition is being created in an effort to convince the Government of Canada to step up and help them escape. If considered refugees, they will be able to come to Canada much easier, and will be given assistance in accommodations, food, and other needs. Moreover, they will be able to feel safe when they walk out their door.
This abuse and torture is getting worse by the day, and it is only a matter of time before the beatings turn into killings. The video on this petition is hard to watch, but it highlights just how severe the situation is. These people are forced, with a gun to their head to burn their clothes and rape themselves with various objects. It is sickening and it is wrong. If their own government wont protect them, someone has to.
Please sign this petition and share it daily. We need as many people as possible to see this.
One voice can make a difference, think of the difference we can make with 100,000 or more voices! Come on Canada, let us stay true to our roots as Peace Keepers, and help save the lives of thousands.
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