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Surprise! Marco Rubio Comes to the Defense of Gay Men in Chechnya in Heated Speech

  ‘We should never, ever tolerate human rights violations against any person for their political views, their religious beliefs, or their sexual orientation.’ Marco Rubio surprised everyone when he took a stand for LGBTQ rights. Upworthy reports — On April 24, 2017, the Florida Republican — who’s been panned by human rights groups in the […]

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There Are Now 6 Concentration Camps Illegally Imprisoning Gay Men in Chechnya

  Gay Star News — Gay men are being illegally imprisoned in at least six concentration camps in Chechnya. It is alleged that at least 300 people have been detained and tortured in the government-backed crackdown on the LGBTI community. At least four have been killed. Despite Chechnya first denying knowledge of a ‘purge’, President Ramzan Kadyrov […]

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SF | The Bob Mizer Foundation Art Walk Movie Night | May 4, 2017

The Bob Mizer Foundation is pleased to announce its movie night occurring on Thursday, May 4 at the Magazine from 7-9PM during the Upper Tenderloin Art Walk night. In keeping with Mizer’s tradition of screening films to models, patrons and friends, the Foundation will screen several short films during the course of the evening. Titles of films […]

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John Waters is Hosting a Summer Camp for Adults

JOHN WATERS TO DEBUT “CAMP JOHN WATERS”  LEGENDARY FILMMAKER ANNOUNCES AN ALL INCLUSIVE CAMPY SLEEPAWAY WEEKEND EVENT IN KENT, CT John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) will host a once in a lifetime Sleepaway-Camp experience for fans in Kent, Connecticut September 22-24.  Adult Summer Camp, Club Getaway, will be transformed into Camp John […]

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Chechnya President Vows to Eliminate All Gay Men by the End of May

  Chechnya’s president has vowed to ‘eliminate’ all gay men by the end of May. Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, threatened to rid the area of homosexuality ‘by Ramadan’. Ramadan, Islam’s holy month, begins on 26 May this year. Speaking to Gay Star News, a Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson confirmed these claims. […]

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Andy Cohen Calls Out Chechnya’s Leader Over Torture & Murder of Gay Men | Video

Let me remind this is happening now, 2017! Andy Cohen called out Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov over social media Wednesday night amid allegations that gay men are being rounded up, imprisoned and tortured in the southern Russian republic, holding the Chechen leader responsible for these “crimes.” “Imprisoning people for who they love is inhuman,” Cohen told his […]

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Human Rights Group Hopes to Evacuate Gay Men From Chechnya

A group is hoping to start a “rainbow railroad” from Chechnya to Canada. Advocate  reports — A Canadian human rights organization that assists LGBT people in escaping places where they face persecution is launching a campaign to help gay men get out of Chechnya, the semiautonomous Russian republic where at least 100 gay men have been arrested […]

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New Activist Video Series Features LGBTQ Puppets & Puppeteer – “BreakthroughU”

  NEW YORK — A new video series, “BreakthroughU,” is tackling complicated social issues, like gender-based violence, intersectionality* and culture change, issues that are at the heart of the work that Breakthrough has been doing for over 17 years. The videos employ an unusual approach — puppets. A cast of rainbow-colored puppets represents a range […]

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Chechnya, Russia Has Opened Concentration Camps for Gay Men

Above photo: Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images) This story should have you all in rage and being shared and posted about MORE than Drag Race. Pink News Reports: Gay men arrested in a ‘purge’ in the Russian region of Chechnya are being held in concentration camp-style prisons, reports have alleged. Early reports […]

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Stop the Killings and Persecution of Gays in Chechnya

On 1 April 2017, Novaya Gazeta reported that more than 100 men have been arbitrarily detained and at least three have been murdered by Chechen authorities for their alleged “non traditional” sexual orientation. Independent sources have confirmed the mass detention, described acts of torture, and suggested that the number of men killed may be as […]

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Weinstein Company to Protest the MPAA R Rating of Transgender Film “3 Generations”

April 6, 2017 – New York, NY — The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today plans to challenge the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) decision to assign an “R” rating to its forthcoming film 3 GENERATIONS. The film, which stars Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, and Susan Sarandon, provides an authentic and sensitive portrayal of what it means […]

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Russia Bans ‘Extremist’ Image Of Putin In Makeup

Above photo: A demonstrator holds a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin with makeup outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Madrid on September 3, 2013. And that is why we should post and share the fuck out of images of Putin In Makeup Huffington Post reports — Russia has added a digitally altered image […]