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Russia urged to investigate reports of LGBT+ crackdown in Chechnya

Russia urged to investigate reports of LGBT+ crackdown in Chechnya

The European Parliament urged Russia on Tuesday to investigate claims LGBT+ people in Chechnya are being detained and tortured, following reports of a fresh crackdown in the region. The Russian LGBT Network, a rights group, said this week it had heard reports of “monstrous torture” of detainees in the predominantly Muslim region in recent weeks […]

Chechnya: International coalition demands investigation of human rights abuses against LGBT+ people

Chechnya: International coalition demands investigation of human rights abuses against LGBT+ people

By Yuri Guaiana, senior campaigns manager at All Out 16 countries have vowed to investigate the abuses that took place against gay and bisexual men in Chechnya In April 2017, news broke of a wave of terrifying, state-sponsored violence in Chechnya against men perceived to be gay or bisexual. Many were rounded up, tortured, and, […]

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 […]