We don't have to tell you how bad it's gotten in Russia for gay people, but if you needed more confirmation, today we have news that Russia is raiding the homes of gay people as part of their crackdown on illegal gay activity. They're even asking folks to report suspected gays to the police. We can't do that much from Seattle. But we can boycott their products, and we can take our message directly to the consulate.

Dan Savage is going to this event—he's been rallying folks around it this week—and I'm going to it. I've put this on Facebook, lots of people I know have are going, and lots of people I don't know know are going. Please join us:

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DATE: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
TIME: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The sidewalk outside Russian Consular Residence, 3726 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98112
WHAT TO BRING: Pride Flags, Attitude, Signs.

See you there. There's a Facebook page for the event here. And for info on demonstrations in other cities around the world tomorrow, go here.