Tag Archive | Chechnya

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 […]

National LGBT Federation expects largest ever protest at Russian Embassy today

National LGBT Federation expects largest ever protest at Russian Embassy today

The National LGBT Federation (NXF) calls on the LGBT+ community and allies to join them at the Russian Embassy in Dublin today from 17:00 to 19:00 to protest the Russian Government’s inaction on the atrocities against gay men in Chechnya. With approximately 1,000 people registered on Facebook to attend the event, the NXF say

UK: Protests At Russian Embassy In London Over LGBT Killings In Chechnya

UK: Protests At Russian Embassy In London Over LGBT Killings In Chechnya

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Russian embassy in London [last] Wednesday to protest, after reports from human rights groups that up to 100 gay men are being held and tortured in “camps” in Russia’s southern region of Chechnya. Russian independent newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, reported at least three of the men detained had been killed […]

Opinion: We Cannot Be Silent Over Chechen LGBT Killings

Opinion: We Cannot Be Silent Over Chechen LGBT Killings

Scott De Buitléir comments on the latest crisis to hit the LGBT community, to which everyone should be vocally protesting.