Target: Lady Gaga
Goal: Applaud Lady Gaga for standing up for the LGBT community facing oppression in Russia
Lady Gaga is an outspoken music artist who is known for her avid support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Her support is seen in her song “Born this way,” which is a message to everyone that LGBT people should have pride and not be ashamed about their gender identity or sexual orientation.
She campaigned for the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” a policy that banned openly gay people from being in the military, and she campaigned for the repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which was overturned by the Supreme Court recently. There is no doubt about Lady Gaga’s belief in full equality for all. Recently, Lady Gaga spoke out about the oppression LGBT people are facing in Russia. President Vladimir Putin passed a law banning gay adoption and also passed a law banning “gay propaganda.”
A post on Lady Gaga’s Facebook page said, “Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia. The rise in government abuse is archaic. Hosing teenagers with pepper spray? Beatings? Mother Russia? The Russian government is criminal. Oppression will be met with revolution. Russian LGBTs you are not alone. We will fight for your freedom.” Her bold statements reveal her dedication to the worldwide gay rights movement.
Lady Gaga has always been politically active in her support of equal rights in America. Now she is taking her political activism further by speaking out against oppression in other countries as well. Applaud Lady Gaga for standing up against the oppressive Russian government by signing the petition below.
Dear Lady Gaga,
Since the beginning of your career, you have always shown support for the LGBT community. You have dedicated a great amount of time and effort to the fight for LGBT rights. During the debate over the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” you spoke at a rally about how wrong it was to ban gay people from the military. Now, you are speaking out about the oppression in Russia.
The new laws in Russia that were signed into law by President Putin restrict the rights of LGBT people. You did not hold your opinions back about Russia, and called the Russian government “criminal.” The government’s actions taken toward the LGBT community are hateful acts and should not be tolerated.
You use your influence and celebrity status to fight for progress all over the world. Your hard work and dedication to the cause has influenced so many people and will continue to influence many people for years. Thank you for bravely standing up for equality.
[Your Name Here]
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