Russian LGBT Network seeks to rescue imperiled gay Chechens

Russian LGBT Network protest in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Queer Russia)
Russian LGBT Network protest in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Queer Russia)

The Russian LGBT Network is seeking to evacuate endangered people from Chechnya to save them from the mass arrests and related deaths that have been reported there.

The network issued this statement:

Statement of the Russian LGBT Network’s board regarding the information on the kidnappings and murders of LGBT people in the North Caucasus

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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