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Voices 4 Chechnya Demands Investigation of Missing Gay Pop Star Zelimkhan Bakaev

This Tuesday, New York-based activist group Voices 4 Chechnya held a nonviolent protest outside NYC’s Russian Consulate, demanding the Russian government open…
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Gay clubs raided and dating app shut down in ‘alarming’ crackdown on LGBT people in Belarus

LGBT people in yet another former Soviet state are facing an “alarming” crackdown. Two clubs popular with the LGBT community…
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Victims speak out about Azerbaijan’s LGBT crackdown: ‘They gave me electric shocks’

Several men have come forward with firsthand accounts of an alleged crackdown on the LGBT community in Azerbaijan. One of…
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Singer Swept Up In Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Purge Reportedly Murdered

A Russian singer reportedly arrested as part of Chechnya’s anti-gay crackdown was murdered shortly after being detained, a source tell NewNowNext. Zelimkhan…
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Russian man reveals he’s a victim of Chechnya’s ‘gay purge’

A 30-year-old Russian man has identified himself as one of the victims of Chechnya’s so-called “gay purge,” an event global human…
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Two Queer New Yorkers Talk Coming Out in Jewish & Mormon Faith

This Saturday, Adam Eli and Rooney will lead a group of LGBTQI+ New Yorkers on a march from Stonewall to Trump Tower, demanding the…
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Mass arrests of LGBT people in Azerbaijan condemned by human rights groups

Human rights groups have urged the Azerbaijani government to release dozens of LGBT people from jail after reports of mass arrests…
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Victims of Chechnya’s gay purge open up about what happened

The Russian LGBT Network has published a report documenting testimonies from people who have experienced persecution and abuse in Chechnya.…
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Canada gives asylum to gay people fleeing persecution in Russia

The federal government of Canada has been secretly helping gay Chechen men flee persecution in an under-the-radar programme. The arrangement…
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Trans woman campaigning to help other LGBT Chechens

A transgender woman from Chechnya who was granted asylum in the US is putting her life at risk by campaigning…

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