Refugees from Anti-LGBTQI Violence in Chechnya Warily Come Out of Hiding

A protest in St. Petersburg against the Chechnya purges. Ilya Astakhov, (CC BY-SA 4.0)

This article was originally published in Columbia University human rights publication Global Citizens Press. K is one of a handful of refugees from Chechnya’s persecuted LGBTQI+ community who has been bold enough to talk publicly after fleeing the wave of persecution directed against the marginalized group. Some survivors detail abuses endured at the hands of… Continue Reading ➤