LGBT in Homophobic Russia

During LGBT Pride Month here in the United States let’s take a look at how LGBT are treated in some of the most homophobic societies in the world.

First is Russia, where in Chechnya the government is conducting a “Gay Purge”.  They adamantly claim there are no homosexuals in the republic.

If you’d like to learn more, please see some of my prior posts:
Russian Newspaper Reports 26 Gay Men Have Been Murdered via Queerty.com

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

From Human Rights Watch Russia: Gay Men Beaten on Camera

Published on Feb 3, 2014
(Moscow, February 4, 2014) — The Russian authorities need to address a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and activists.
http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/02/03/ru…

What Russians Think

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

People protest outside the Russian Embassy in London, following reports of the torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya, April 12, 2017. Thomas Hornall—AP

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

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 Russia back its compounds