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LEADING BLACK LGBTQ+ LEADERS SUPPORT BLACK LGBTQ+/SGL RUSSIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS; CALLS FOR GLOBAL PRAYER FOR BRITTNEY GRINTER TO BE BROUGHT HOME

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(WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 9, 2022) – Over the weekend, it was reported that WNBA Center Brittney Griner was detained at a Russian airport last month and subsequently jailed.

In reaction to the reports, David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading Black LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, issued the following statement:   Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force: Melanie Willingham-Jaggers (they/she), Executive Director of GLSEN We invite the global community to join us in solidarity with Brittney and her family by joining our global call for prayer regarding her swift and safe return home.

Join us in signing the petition to secure her return here. Contact: Cathy Renna, Communications Director, National LGBTQ Task Force, 917-757-6123, crenna@thetaskforce.org.

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