Amnesty International: Gay Chechens Urgently Need Protection | Time.com

‘It is hard to imagine the loneliness of being gay in Chechnya’ It is two months since reports surfaced in the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta that the Chechen authorities have been detaining, torturing and even killing gay men, as part of a deplorable campaign to purge the republic of people of “non-traditional orientation”. Time.com:… Read More

Gilbert Baker’s 66th Birthday – Google Doodle

Today’s doodle is a little more colorful thanks to Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and freedom for the LGBTQA+ community. Teaching himself to sew, Baker put his skills to work for the San Francisco gay community, making banners for marches and protests. In 1978 Baker used those skills to… Read More

Report: Trump Administration Considering Giving Russia Back its Compounds

TheWeek.com/Speedreads Last December, former President Barack Obama gave Russia 24 hours to vacate diplomatic compounds in New York and Maryland and expelled 35 Russians he called “intelligence operatives” as punishment for Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and now, the Trump administration is moving to return those compounds TheWeek.com: Report: Trump administration considering giving… Read More