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Let’s Play a Game Called ‘Communist Propaganda Posters or Gay Couple’s Vacation Pics?’

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

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Mountain-Climbing Mixed With Queer Activism: Pink Summits Takes LGBTQ Visibility to New Heights

Pink Summits, a campaign organized by queer mountaineers, is taking LGBTQ visibility to new heights. The mission is straightforward: Climb the highest mountains of each continent (the Seven Summits) and plant a rainbow flag at the top of each one. On the way, document the journey, organize climbing activist workshops[…]

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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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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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