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Another Young LGBTQ Person Has Been Kidnapped and Forced to Return to Chechnya

A shelter in Makhachkala, Russia, for domestic survivors was raided on the evening of June 10 and resulted in the kidnapping of a young LGBTQ woman. Khalimat Taramova, originally from the Chechen Republic capital of Grozny, had fled Chechnya to this safe house in fear for her life. A victim of[…]

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History
Are These Communist Propaganda Posters or a Gay Couple’s Vacation Pics?

These homoerotic Chinese-Soviet propaganda posters look more like a gay couple’s vacation pics

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Chechnya’s Horrific ‘Gay Purge’: A 4-Year Timeline of Abduction, Torture and Murder

April 1, 2021, marks four years since the world at large was first made aware of Chechnya’s gay purge — atrocities committed against LGBTQ people within the Russian republic’s borders, a horrific, ongoing stratagem of abduction, detainment, torture and murder. Gradually rebuked by Western governments over the years as first-hand[…]

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Russian Pop Star Sparks ‘Gay Propaganda’ Investigation After Music Awards

Russian pop star Filipp Kirkorov and rapper Dava recently stirred up a bit of controversy at the Muz-TV music awards on June 4. Not only did they arrive to the show wearing tailcoats and riding in a flower-adorned convertible — which some viewers agreed looked like a wedding ceremony —[…]

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