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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 […]

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Barry Manilow Comes Out as Gay (Duh!)

People report — Pop legend Barry Manilow opens up for the first time about coming out, finding love, and surviving showbiz for 50 years. Subscribe now for his exclusive untold story — only in PEOPLE. For decades Barry Manilow gave the world timeless hits, while keeping his own world a total secret. Now at 73 years old, the music legend is […]

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New Media Network for the Black Queer Community | Slay.

Above photo: Sean Torrington and his husband, Terry are co-directors of the global media network SlayTV. Slay | slaytv.com | was founded by Sean Torrington, a former Goldman Sachs project manager, and his husband Terry; after Torrington lost his job in 2010 , he decided to follow his passion for filmmaking by creating some YouTube web series based […]

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Video Highlights the Dangers of Being LGBTQ in Jamaica

OUT reports — Logo Global Ally and Where Love Is Illegal traveled together to Jamiaca to document the lives of LGBTQ individuals in a country where homosexuality isn’t illegal, but “acts of gross indecency” are under The Buggery Act. This qualifies sodomy as being worth 10 years of imprisonment, making for an oppressive social structure that keeps Jamaican queers […]

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The Man Who Runs Free with Horses in Iceland

Nick Turner takes self-portraits of himself getting intimate with nature. “Iceland is a mystical, snow-studded wonderland where cold winds dance with hot springs and the Northern Lights are as awe-inspiring as they are unpredictable. It’s not the country’s idyllic scenery that first attracted Nick Turner, though. Rather than capturing Iceland’s natural beauty in the form of volcanos, geysers, and glaciers, the […]