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More than 100 gay men have been detained in concentration camp-style prisons in the Russian region of Chechnya, according to reports by local newspapers and human rights organisations.

The arrests are being made as part of a widespread anti-LGBT purge in the area. The prison camps are the first to be established for LGBT people since the Second World War.

The information was first published by the Novaya Gazeta, an independent Russian newspaper, which reported that men were being arrested and kept in concentration camp prisons where violence and abuse is commonplace.

Repressions against the LGBT communitybegan after an application for a gay rights march in the Chechen capital of Grozny.

A prison camp has reportedly been established in the town of Argun, according to eyewitness testimonies.

The report was published on the 1 April, prompting the spokesperson for Chechnya’s Interior Ministry to dismiss the claims as an “April Fools’ joke”.

The press secretary for Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, described the report as “lies” and stated there were no gay people in Chechnya.

****“If there were such people in Chechnya, law-enforcement agencies wouldn’t need to have anything to do with them because their relatives would send them somewhere from which there is no returning,” he said.****

Human rights organisations have corroborated the information published by Novaya Gazeta.

“For several weeks now, a brutal campaign against LGBT people has been sweeping through Chechnya. Law enforcement and security agency officials under control of the ruthless head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, have rounded up dozens of men on suspicion of being gay, torturing and humiliating the victims,” a report by Human Rights Watch states.

“Some of the men have forcibly disappeared. Others were returned to their families barely alive from beatings. At least three men apparently have died since this brutal campaign began.”

Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chechnya-detains-100-gay-men-first-concentration-camps-since-holocaust-1616363

From the Other Side of the Signing Table

“I don’t know what to say to you,” the girl said. “Um, thanks, I guess.”

“Thanks is good,” I replied.

Silence stretched, punctuated only by the scuffle of a Sharpie on a page.

We were in the same boat, the girl and I — both at a book festival, both at the end of a long day full of people, both in a signing line that had been going on for an hour already. There was only one big difference between us: she was on one side of the table, and I was on the other. Sometimes that difference seems to matter more than others.

Before I was published, I read a lot of accounts of what it was like to have your work out there, but I never read anything about what it was like to have yourself out there. I suppose I never really thought about it, to tell you the truth. I thought you wrote a book and hopefully people liked it and if I thought about book tours at all, I figured they involved standing on a stage for a bit before disappearing into a rental car. The truth, however, is that now — ten years and fifteen novels in to my career — most of my hours in front of people are spent in a signing line. Forty minutes on a stage or behind a table for a panel, and then two or three hours meeting a few hundred strangers. I had no idea what it would be like.

This is what it’s like.


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Yuri on Ice interview translation - PASH! 2017/03 (p10-11)

The second part of the episode commentary by Mitsurou Kubo! I have now fixed it with all the italic & bold parts as in the magazine (in the magazine they are actually bold & bolder). If you have any questions please send me a private message and I’ll reply when I have some time.

You can find the first commentary about episodes 1-6 here.

Just a note: when she quotes lines from the episodes I’m not using any of the “official” English translations, I’m translating them as I would translate them myself, so they might not be like you are used to hear them, but I think you will understand which lines they are anyway.

The translation is under the cut because it’s long.

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The Wrong Tickets

Summary: Your friend buys plane tickets for the two of you, but she accidentally makes you sit apart from each other. That means you have to sit next to a stranger

Pairing: Sebastian Stan x Reader

Word Count: 3,820 words

Warning: Swearing, Fluff 

Originally posted by seabasschino

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You’ve been listening to me complain about it all week, now at long last, here it is for your hopeful enjoyment!

IN CELEBRATION OF 5K+ NOTES ON MY GHOST!LAURENS POST AND TO SAY THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND AMAZING FEEDBACK <3
I give you, music time with the Freckled Pair. Feat. Anthony Ramos as Philip, Ghost!Laurens, and…himself.

(Audio is from this little gem right here. Go watch it, it’ll brighten up your day.)

Fun Facts about Jason Grace's Birthday:
  • Jason didn’t know when his birthday was until Thalia told him.
  • Was the day that Annabeth and Percy fell into the Tartarus during TMoA events
  • A day like today but twelve years ago Rick Riordan published the first book of the Percy Jackson saga, ’The Lighting Thief
  • It is also known as Canada’s Day
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YouTube Star Hank Green Will Publish His First Novel Next Year
Following in the footsteps of his older brother, the best-selling novelist John Green, Hank Green will publish his first novel with Dutton
By Alexandra Alter

It’s been really weird to know this is happening for like a full month and not wanting to say “OH! I HAVE SUCH EXCITING NEWS BUT I CAN’T TELL YOU . YET!” But here it is! I’ve been working on this for a long time, and I finished a first draft like six months ago. The process of getting a publisher and editor was fascinating and a bit time consuming, but really wortwhile and I’m extremely excited about the first round of notes I’ve gotten from Maya at Dutton. 

No one is more excited about the book than she is, which is wonderful to have. 

Now I revise! And then a bunch of other stuff happens, and then there will be a book, and then people will read it, and some people will totally hate it, and I’ll have to live with that I guess! But also I think a lot of people will like it. It’s pretty weird, and I care about it a lot, and I’m really happy it’s going to be a real thing. 

love
(noun)

         life’s cruelest kindness
         —  or perhaps
         its kindest         cruelty.

         all I know is
                                it hurts,

         but it’s     the kind of hurt
         that you don’t
                         want to stop—

         which is    good,   since
         it can’t be    “ stopped. ”

         it wouldn’t be love
         if it could.

Y’all: mental illnesses are complex and no one hardly ever fits all known symptoms for an illness which is why the way we professionally diagnose is really flawed considering the first DSM was published in the 50′s and each new addition is constantly adding to what we previously thought were set and stone definitions, while is should be considered, its also still a flawed document because many illnesses are still desperately under researched. Also nothing is textbook and people experience their symptoms in different ways and at different stages in life so we should respect everyone who doesn’t exactly fit textbook definitions of illnesses and disorders

Y’all, also at the same time: if you didnt stub your toe on the first of June before your 6th birthday while it was 70 degrees outside and raining you don’t really have this disorder. :/ however if you want to publicly tell me, in full detail, every bad, traumatizing thing thats ever happened to you in your life i might consider that you are valid :3c