As I mentioned yesterday, activist Dan Choi has joined others in Russia for this weekend's Gay Pride activities, which have been banned by authorities. Activists plan to go ahead with them in defiance.
Says Choi in the following clip:
"I am here in Russia, solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are fighting for the basic right to express their identity. Here, it's on such a basic fundamental level of living a life of truth and integrity. I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with them. This is a different kind of battlefield than all the battlefields I've seen."
Moscow Police insisted today they would enforce the ban and cut short any "unlawful actions."
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
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