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Another Young LGBTQ Person Has Been Kidnapped and Forced to Return to Chechnya

A shelter in Makhachkala, Russia, for domestic survivors was raided on the evening of June 10 and resulted in the kidnapping of a young LGBTQ woman. Khalimat Taramova, originally from the Chechen Republic capital of Grozny, had fled Chechnya to this safe house in fear for her life. A victim of[…]

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Travel Blogger Ucman Brings the Spirit of Pride to LGBTQ People in Homophobic Parts of the World 

The latest installment in our “What Pride Means to Me” series is a sit-down with someone who offers an interesting perspective on Pride and the experiences of LGBTQ people around the globe. Ucman is a London-based world traveler and travel blogger who runs the site Brown Boy Travels, where he[…]

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Chechnya’s Horrific ‘Gay Purge’: A 4-Year Timeline of Abduction, Torture and Murder

April 1, 2021, marks four years since the world at large was first made aware of Chechnya’s gay purge — atrocities committed against LGBTQ people within the Russian republic’s borders, a horrific, ongoing stratagem of abduction, detainment, torture and murder. Gradually rebuked by Western governments over the years as first-hand[…]

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San Francisco Pride Returns With Two Epic Movie Nights in the Ballpark

After a pandemic-triggered hiatus in 2020, San Francisco Pride returned this weekend, though without its signature parade that draws up to a million participants. Instead, SF Pride partnered up with Frameline, the world’s largest and longest running LGBTQ+ film festival, and hosted two epic movie nights out in the open[…]

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