PledgeBank is now closed to new submissions. The site is available as an archive for you to browse, but you can no longer create or sign pledges. Find out more…

United States
I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help

Pledge “nohatespeech”

"I will pledge to stand for equality, dignity, human rights and diversity, against hate speech and discrimination, but only if 100 other people do the same thing. will do the same."

— No Hate Speech Movement, Say NO to Homophobia & Transphobia

Deadline to sign up by: 22nd May 2013
34 people signed up, 66 more were needed

More details
Dear Official/Public Figure,

I am writing to you as a supporter of the Council of Europe’s No Hate Speech Movement. The Movement stands for equality, dignity, human rights and diversity, against hate speech and discrimination.

As a citizen I urge you to take a stand against hate speech expressions directed at LGBTQIAP(1) people and explicitly condemn acts based on gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination. We would like to encourage you to take proactive steps towards ending such practices and advancing a society of plurality and diversity.

Like other forms of hate speech, hate speech which targets people’s gender identity and/or sexual orientation happens both in the online and offline space. By signing this pledge we encourage all of our supporters to actively challenge at least one occurrence of hate speech targeting gender identity and/or sexual orientation. We ask this with the understanding that concerted and widespread action can provoke the necessary and long overdue changes that we all seek. Your agreement to sign this pledge will set an example for other actors on a national and European level.
Thank you for you commitment to take action against hate speech.

Best regards,
#nohatespeech movement
(1) LGBTQIAP - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual

(2) IDAHO - International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.

This pledge is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

See more pledges, and all about how PledgeBank works.

Things to do with this pledge

RSS feed of comments on this pledge

Comments on this pledge

This pledge is closed for new comments.

Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

No Hate Speech Movement, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Angie Ellul
  • Jacqui O'Riordan
  • Anti-Bullying Centre, Dublin City University
  • Eirik Rise
  • Laszlo Foldi
  • David Pinto
  • Tina Mulcahy
  • Gubaz Koberidze
  • Sandra Hansen
  • Jaki Vainik
  • Duncan Hill
  • Aileen Donegan
  • Gorana
  • Steven Mahatma
  • Raftropia
  • ray calleja
  • John Theophanous
  • Maxim Burmitskiy
  • Adriana Delgado
  • Matej
  • Ruxandra Pandea
  • Melissa Nosipho Mthembu
  • Marcin Szwec
  • Mikko Cortes Tellez
  • Arman
  • dario debono
  • Dariusz Grzemny
  • Damian Dudala
  • 6 people who did not want to give their names, 2 of whom have done the pledge

View signup rate graph