Tag Archive | Chechnya

Canada: LGBT Chechens Rescued and Granted Asylum

Canada: LGBT Chechens Rescued and Granted Asylum

More than two dozen gay and bisexual Chechen men and women have been granted asylum in Canada after being rescued from persecution in their country through a network of safehouses, the group that coordinated the operation said on Friday, according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Twenty-two of the 31 men and women who were granted […]

Chechen LGBT: Russian LGBT Network Outlines Fundraising Activities

Chechen LGBT: Russian LGBT Network Outlines Fundraising Activities

Over the last couple of months, the Russian LGBT Network has evacuated and supported people who have been persecuted in the Chechen Republic, based on their sexuality. The Network has also tried to ensure that the federal authorities initiate transparent and effective investigation of persecution, unlawful detainments, torture, and murders of homosexual people in Chechnya.

Out Now! EILE Magazine July 2017 Edition – FREE to read or download!

Out Now! EILE Magazine July 2017 Edition – FREE to read or download!

Welcome to the July issue of EILE Magazine!EILE’s July musical artistes include Prime, Northern National, and Christine & The Queens, and we give the rundown on the GAZE and FRINGE festivals. Mark Anthony writes about that amazing spectacle, London Fashion Week Men’s SS18, Brian Rochford writes on vitamins and minerals, and Lisa Reynolds tells us about the […]

Out Now! EILE Magazine April 2017 Edition – FREE!

Out Now! EILE Magazine April 2017 Edition – FREE!

Welcome to the April issue of EILE Magazine! In our music section for April, we feature UK band Royal Blood and Nashville band Paramore, and for drama, we have news of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2017. Brian Rochford writes on whether or not to detox , and Mark Anthony tells us how to […]

Anti-LGBT Persecution in Chechnya – Two Ways to Show Solidarity

Anti-LGBT Persecution in Chechnya – Two Ways to Show Solidarity

You have no doubt heard about the horrifying persecution the LGBT+ community in Chechnya are facing by government forces. BeLonG To has been in contact with their colleagues at the Russian LGBT Network, and they have advised them about the terrifying reality on the ground. There are direct steps you can take to help support […]

Canada: Activists Urge Emergency Visas For Chechen LGBT

Canada: Activists Urge Emergency Visas For Chechen LGBT

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Canada should open its doors to LGBT people from Chechnya where dozens of men have been reported to be imprisoned and tortured because they are believed to be gay, a Canadian advocacy group says. The call for emergency visas came from Rainbow Railroad, which said it was working with a Russian […]

Garda Confirm Largest Ever Protest at Russian Embassy

Garda Confirm Largest Ever Protest at Russian Embassy

 The National LGBT Federation (NXF), Ireland’s leading and oldest LGBT rights group, staged the largest-ever protest yesterday (Thursday 20th April) outside the Russian Embassy in Dublin, to protest the reported detention, torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya. Garda confirmed that over 200 people had attended the demonstration.  Protest organiser Dearbhla Mealy said: “The […]