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Chechnya purge survivor gets standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival

A gay man who survived torture in Chechnya received a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival, where his story was told in a...

Bisexual woman wants to arrest her parents for forcing her into...

Aminat Lorsanova, 22, was held for four months at the Republican Psycho-Neurological Dispensary where a ‘therapist’ (his name is not revealed, but Aminat says...

Chechnya ‘gay purge’ responders receive death threats

An activist working to help LGBT Chechens escape persecution received death threats after their home were invaded by strangers. Seven people broke into...

Anti-gay tortures renewed in Chechnya

Gay men in Chechnya have been illegally detained, beaten and humiliated by police in a renewed anti-gay crackdown, according to a new report. Four...

LGBT Chechens file a criminal complaint amid the purge

Activists at the Russian LGBT Network, the group that denounced the apparent resurgence of the Chechnya anti-gay purge, have filed a criminal complaint asking...

LGBT people in Chechnya are reported to be sexually assaulted with...

Authorities in Chechnya are reportedly sexually assaulting lesbian and bisexual women with electric shock sticks as a part of the anti-LGBT crackdown in the...

Chechen officials accuse gay people of being too imaginative

The Russian LGBT Network warned of a new wave of persecution on January 14, alleging in a statement that 40 people were detained...

USA state department condemns anti-gay purge in Chechnya

The US State Department has called on Russia to urgently investigate reports of a renewed purge of LGBT+ people in the Muslim-dominated Russian...

New reports about Chechnya: 40 detained, 2 dead

The Chechen authorities have resumed their anti-gay purge, LGBT+ activists in the region have said, denouncing the detention of at least 40 gay men...

Chechnya purge fears renewed

The Russian LGBT Network board member Igor Kochetkov, quoted in the Associated Press on January 11, that several (he does not know the exact...

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