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Reports: Police in Chechnya tell parents “kill your gay children”

Reports: Police in Chechnya tell parents “kill your gay children”

Reports have emerged from Chechnya that allege the region’s police are instructing parents to kill their gay children. The allegations come from a man who reportedly survived what has been described as a “gay concentration camp”, where gay men are being held, tortured and even murdered. The survivor told media authorities are telling parents of […]

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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies arrests of gay men

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies arrests of gay men

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has reportedly denied any homosexual people have been arrested and detained in The Chechen Republic. Newspapers in Russia have reported that they leader of the autonomous region denied the accusations of arrest, torture and murder during an exchange with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Provocative articles about Chechnya (have) reported so-called arrests,” […]

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USA’s Ambassador to the UN condemns abuse of gay men in Chechnya

USA’s Ambassador to the UN condemns abuse of gay men in Chechnya

The United States Ambassador the the United Nations has condemned the treatment of gay men in The Chechen Republic. Nikki Halley, President’s Trump’s representative at the United Nation, released a statement urging authorities in Chechnya to investigate the claims that were first published in a Russian newspaper. “We continue to be disturbed by reports of […]

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Kremlin says there is no reliable information about Chechen killings

Kremlin says there is no reliable information about Chechen killings

A spokesperson from Russian President Vladimir Putin has told journalists there is no reliable information about the reported detention and murder of gay men in The Chechen Republic. Reports were first published in Russian media at the beginning of the month. The initial reports suggest that more than 100 men have been rounded up and […]

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It’s now illegal in Russia to display rainbow queer Vladimir Putin

It’s now illegal in Russia to display rainbow queer Vladimir Putin

A picture of Russian President Vladamir Putin, depicted wearing make-up in front of the Pride flag, has been banned in Russia. A new item has been listed to the long list of banned items in the country. Recently added item 1407 lists images showing; “the supposed nonstandard sexual orientation of the president of the Russian […]

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FIFA 17 rainbow uniform causes outrage, may break Russian law

FIFA 17 rainbow uniform causes outrage, may break Russian law

A rainbow striped outfit in the latest FIFA video game has caused outrage online with anti-LGBT gamers and even the Russian government. The rainbow kit which was available as optional downloadable content in FIFA 17 is part of the UK Premier League’s Rainbow Laces campaign, an LGBTIQ+ inclusivity initiative in conjunction with LGBTI rights group Stonewall that […]

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Russian proposal: jail gay people who come out

Russian proposal: jail gay people who come out

A new proposal put forward by two Russian politicians would see gay men who declare they are gay being locked up for a fortnight. The proposal was put forward as a draft bill by two senior members of the Communist party. Ivan Nikitchuk and Nikolai Arefyev are proposing a fine of up to 5,000 rubles (AUD$112) […]

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Russia’s straight pride flag revealed

Russia’s straight pride flag revealed

Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party has revealed a new ‘straight pride’ flag to promote heterosexuality. The flag features the silhouettes of a couple with three children. The hashtag translates to #realfamily The announcement is seen as a reaction to the millions of Facebook users who adopted the rainbow profile picture, and the US flooding significant […]

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Madonna Slams Putin’s “Intolerance of Gay Rights”

Madonna Slams Putin’s “Intolerance of Gay Rights”

At a recent Amnesty International Concert, Madonna made a speech condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attitude towards human rights. When introducing the band Pussy Riot, she said that Putin’s regime showed “blatant intolerance of gay rights, artistic freedom, freedom of speech, and human rights in general.” She also discussed Pussy Riot’s arrest, which occurred after […]

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Putin Doesn’t Want Foreign Same-Sex Adoption

Putin Doesn’t Want Foreign Same-Sex Adoption

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has stated in a European press conference that he would sign off on a bill that would prevent foreign same-sex couples from adopting in Russia. Despite arguing that the LGBT community were not discriminated against in Russia, he stated, “if such a law is passed by the parliament of the […]

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