Spectrum Human Rights Alliance activist, Andrew Nasonov, decided to go on an endless protest action at The White House informing American people about the state of LGBT human rights in Russia. His action was supported by Artem Gorbunov, another activist from our organization.
From Andrew Nasonov:
August 24, 2014. It was my first public LGBT rights campaign in the United States. I picketed the White House.
The main goal of this picket is to inform the residents of the United States about the difficult plight of the LGBT people in Russia and numerous violations of their human rights. That is why I plan on using banners with various slogans and photographs while handing out the leaflets with my story and general information about the lives of the LGBT people in Russia. I believe that it’s very important to talk about it now. While the whole world is closely monitoring the global geopolitical developments, other problems do not disappear, do not become less actual.
I am committed to an indefinite protest. I plan to go to the White House all the time. Perhaps, even every day. At least until I get an official work authorization. This usually happens after 150 days upon the filing an asylum application.