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NYT: ‘They Starve You. They Shock You’: Inside the Anti-Gay Pogrom in Chechnya
Using classic K.G.B. tactics, security officers lured gay men into traps and tortured them into giving up the identities of others like them.
By Andrew E. Kramer

This is a criminally underreported story. In America, this is barely reported on, and when it is, it’s usually in one-off stories like this.

Many, many members of the LGBTQ community in Chechnya are being brutally tortured and murdered in a systematic fashion by the extremely homophobic regime in power. In all of our talk about Russia, in Megyn Kelly’s big interview with Putin for her new show, we never hear about the escalating repression in Chechnya and Russia as a whole against the LGBTQ community. And it is escalating, from the “gay propaganda” laws in 2013 to an increased amount of hate crime against LGBTQ individuals across Russia as a whole.

So please don’t forget what is happening over there, and please express alarm that those in power in America aren’t placing enough emphasis on this issue.