The department offered an official statement, condemning the purges and calling on Russia to launch an immediate investigation
A spokesperson from The Russian LGBT Network says victims are being detained in Argun
The report, issued by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, confirms what we’ve known all along
Today’s big headlines include a Chechnya survivor speaking out about his ongoing legal battle, and two Thai hunks who are fighting HIV
A Chechnya investigation into human rights abuses is officially underway, and Taiwan will soon head to the polls for a referendum on LGBTQ issues
Coverage of what’s happening to LGBTQ people in Tanzania, a nation of 57 million people on the Eastern coast of Africa, has left much of queer media in a panic. Stories of gay people outed and arrested — and of many more in hiding from a government that wants them […]
The Russia Chechnya governments have tried to hide their ongoing purge against LGBTQ people, but now an international organization is demanding answers
‘Queer Eye’ grooming guy Jonathan Van Ness has criticized the rapper’s magazine cover shoot, but is his criticism fair?
A Carter Dane YouTube video highlighting a fundraiser for Chechnya was recently flagged as inappropriate, continuing YouTube’s mishandling of LGBTQ content
A 42-year-old activist and one-time TV anchor Anton Krasovsky is running to become Moscow’s mayor. But can Russian’s only gay politician actually win?
A Chechen refugee tells how he escaped kidnapping, detainment, torture and murder in one of the most violently anti-gay parts of the world
On day one, there have already been reports of World Cup LGBT arrests and Russia World Cup gay bashings. The details are shocking, but hardly surprising
Starting on April 2017, reports have been coming in about the arrest and murder of gay Chechens. The reports are saying that the purge has resulted in over 100 men suspected of being gay have been tortured in Chechnya.
Despite the horror of the anti-gay purges in Chechnya, the world community has been relatively silent. German Chancellor Andrea Merkel has come out against them, calling on Putin to use his influence to stop the abuse of gay Chechen men. On the other hand, we’re not even sure if Donald Trump knows anything about the Chechen purge.
Hornet, the gay social app, has partnered with the United Nations on a “Know Your Rights” campaign to help keep gay people safe around the world, and especially amid the violence in Chechnya.