As theOUTfront has been posting, gay men in Chechnya are being rounded up; imprisoned in as many as six concentration camps; tortured for the names of other gay men; and in some cases murdered in an attempted “gay purge.”
Read our previous post, “Four More Gay Prison Camps Discovered in Chechnya”
But now there is hope.
GayTimes.com reports how we can save the lives of gay people in Chechnya and rescue them by getting them out.
“The Russian LGBT+ Network has launched an emergency program to evacuate gay men in Chechnya who are at risk of being captured or have survived arrest and torture. But the crisis has escalated so quickly, they’re running out of resources. They need funds to get these men to safety.
In response, we’re sharing this poem with you by Max Wallis and donating here allout.org/chechnya so the Russian LGBT+ Network can raise the funds needed to get these men to safety. Donations help pay for travel costs, safe housing, food, and other emergency resources for gay men who need to escape Chechnya immediately.
We hope you’ll #ShareHope.”
Please donate to #ShareHope’s campaign HERE