Sergey Kondrashev and his wife.
Russians claim that the former Russian capital is `Venice of the North`. Close, but no cigar. As a matter of fact, Saint Petersburg is Riyadh of the North.
They just enacted a law against `propaganda of gayness`. The other day St Petersburg police arrested an old pal of mine, lawyer Sergey Kondrashev. Why? Sergey is not gay, but he wrote and published a polite letter opposing the law. He also peacefully protested by making the following statement: `A friend of my family is a lesbian. We love and respect her. Her way of life is as normal as ours. He family is as good as ours`.
Further details can be found here (in Russian).
Please sign this on-line petition in support of Sergey.
And by the way... How come I don`t have any family friends like Sergey???
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