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March 13, 2019

A small donation can help save lives of LGBTQ people in Chechnya

type: Donation
by: Yair Oded

News about the purge of queers in Chechnya began to circulate, as more testimonies emerged from the southern Russian territory run by the tyrannical religious zealot Ramzan Kadyrov.

Since December 2018, a new wave of anti-queer purges began in Chechnya, with mounting reports about kidnap, imprisonment, torture, and even murder of individuals suspected to be LGBTQ.

The Russian LGBT Network is s non-governmental organization operating in Russia and Chechnya to protect the rights and lives of LGBTQ individuals. In addition to relentless advocacy work and the circulation of information aimed at increasing visibility of queer people and public awareness of their plight, the members of the organization operate a secret network of shelters for LGBTQ individuals persecuted across Russia.

They also smuggle food, medicine, and clothing to victims of the Chechen purge and help evacuate them to safety in the West.   

The organization depends on small donations to in order to maintain its crucial work and save lives in Chechnya and Russia.

Please visit their website to learn more about their work and place a donation.

Image credit: TheGayUK.