PAPER: Russian Official Threatens LGBTQ Leader: ‘Go Back to Where You Belong’

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The article in PAPER magazine concerning a queer purge in Chechnya and threats towards Igor Kochetkov: “The violence against queer people in Chechnya is unceasing. According to a new, detailed Instagram post on the Russian LGBT Network‘s page, the organization’s Executive Director Igor Kochetkov has received threats from a Chechen man named Ali Bashanov, who reportedly heads up a mission to …

Igor Kochetkov, a head of the Russian LGBT Network Is Threatened Over a Queer Purge in Chechnya

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The head of the Russian LGBT Network, Igor Kochetkov, who is conducting a rescue operation to save queer victims of the purge, has received death threats from one of the Chechens public activists, Ali Baskhanov who runs a nonprofit called “Noah’s Ark.” That guy in his video calls Igor “a bastard”, “the devil’s son” who has “humiliated a whole nation”. …

Queer Purges in Chechnya: a New Round and Vigil in NYC, Sunday, January 20, 2019

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The new round of LGBTIQ purges takes place in Chechnya. The Novaya Gazeta reports that at least 2 people killed while some guys escaped Chechnya have reported that it might be about 20 people killed in torture. https://meduza.io/en/feature/2019/01/14/new-details-emerge-about-what-one-source-calls-an-anti-lgbtq-genocide  The Chechen government continues persecuting LGBTIQ individuals justifying it with “religion”. Meanwhile, the Russian government is silent, covering up these atrocities. Let’s …

“Proud Ukraine” and RUSA LGBT Hold a Meeting “LGBT Parents Movement in Post-Soviet Space”

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On January 30th, 2019 the LGBT group Proud Ukraine, in collaboration with RUSA LGBT and Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, invites you to take part in a discussion about the role of parents of LGBT children and defending rights of LGBT people in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Our guest is Olena Globa, head of the Board and a …