Gay, lesbian, bi and trans people in Chechnya are living in fear as authorities continue to round-up people who they perceive to identify as LGBTI.
Gay Star News have reported on how people are being detained in concentration camps, tortured in horrific ways, and in some cases, executed. Yet the Chechen authorities insist that LGBTI people do not exist in their country.But there’s hope.Gay Star News have partnered with The Russian LGBT Network to raise awareness of this crisis within our global LGBTI community and to help those most at risk to escape to safety.
Donations to this GoFundMe are in USD, and the money you give will be used to evacuate LGBTI people who are in the most danger and to pressure the Chechen authorities to stop this persecution.
All proceeds from this fundraise are going to The Russian LGBT Network via Anya Crittenton, a Gay Star News employee. Anya will withdraw the money to a US bank account, and immediately transfer the funds directly to the Russian LGBT Network where they will use the money to fulfill the campaign promise.
As well as using our investigative journalism to keep you informed about what’s happening on-the-ground as it happens, we’re inviting you to make a difference today by donating to the Chechyna Crisis Appeal.
Please also share our appeal with your followers, friends and family: https://www.gofundme.com/chechnya-crisis-appeal
Together, we can raise awareness and apply pressure to permanently end this abuse.