Kinda like Chechnya? No gay people there. Nope. Nada. At least that’s what Russian Federation officials are claiming in response to international queries about human rights abuses in the Chechen Republic.

For people who don’t know, independent journalists have verified and published multiple reports of up to hundreds gay Chechens being rounded up and put in “concentration camps.” Reports of extrajudicial killings and torture are also well documented.

But, hey, no gay men in Chechnya, right? Nothing to see here. Move along.

The Trump administration seems to share a lot of characteristics with Russian leadership. Don’t like a group of people? Erase them.



M. J. Murphy

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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