Justice for Zelim Bakaev – Rally!

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A year ago, Zelim Bakaev (a Chechen singer) has disappeared in Chechnya while visiting his sister’s wedding. That was a beginning of the third wave of anti-LGBTIQ purges taken place in Chechnya. Since then, there have been a lot of rumors concerning Zelim’s disappearance, including Ramzan Kadyrov’s (The Head of Chechnya Republic) statement that Zelim was killed by his own …

RUSA and VOICE’s VIGIL for Zelim

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On January 16th, the Head of the Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, in a meeting with law enforcement in Chechnya, hinted that Zelimkhan Bakaev, 25-year old singer, who has been missing since August 8, 2017, was likely murdered by his family in an honor killing. Kadyrov blamed Zelim’s relatives, saying Zelim’s family had internal conflict about his sexuality that led …

WE STAND AGAINST ANTI-LGBTQ HATE CRIMES IN UKRAINE

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On Saturday, November 4th at 2 pm, New Yorkers will gather near Consulate General of Ukraine to protest discrimination, as well as to show support for LGBT community in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Consulate located at 240 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017.   The number of attacks against LGBTQ people in Ukraine has been increasing for several years in …

CBST Hosted a Conference Call on Chechnya

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On May 11, 2017 CBST in collaboration with RUSA LGBT hosted the conference call regarding persecution of LGBTIQ people in Chechen republic of Russia. “Senior Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum facilitated a conversation with presenter Lyosha Gorshkov, Co-President of RUSA LGBT, from New York City.” To listen, click on: https://cbst.org/content/chechnyan-persecution-lgbtq-people   20 мая 2017 CBST  совместно с RUSA LGBT провели телефонную конференцию, посвященную …

Homophobic Murder in Belarus

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Mikhail Pischevsky died on October 27, 2015 in Minsk hospital due to the complications of severe head injuries he suffered in a homophobic attack seventeen months prior. Mikhail was brutally beaten near the entrance to a nightclub in Minsk where he was attending a gay party. Mikhail underwent brain surgery, was in a coma for a month and remained in …