Human rights are not negotiable – or are they? Every day yet more news reaches us about state authorized oppression of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people and their supporters in Russia. Since Putin ratified the new law against „homosexual propaganda“ with full parliamentary support, not only the freedom of assembly and of the media is at risk but clearly also the life and integrity of human beings, that do not fit into the desired formula supported by the government.
Intolerance is not simply a territorial problem – but we would like to take recent developments in Russia as the mark to send out a clear signal with the „Promote Diversity“ party. Equality on all levels and tolerance are basic values that the club and music scene has always supported. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that the level of freedom we have achieved cannot be taken for granted, be it here in germany or elsewhere in the world. Areas of freedom even in this country still need to be protected, so that a liberal culture can be preserved, a sensitive social structure is always in flux and needs constant attention, week after week.
For this reason we will donate the entire admission charge of the Promote Diversity party to the globally active „All Out“ organization. All Out was founded 2 years ago and has already conducted 50 campaigns to support LGBT rights in 18 different countries, Argentina, Bulgaria, Iraq, Nigeria, Russia and the Ukraine among them. With 1,7 million supporters worldwide All Out boasts a huge network and can be in the right place when urgent action is required and combine this with specific local knowledge. For more love and equality – here and everywhere!