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Vigil and Protest Against Chechnya’s LGBT Camps

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I was just invited to this on Facebook and I figured it was important for me to pass the information along. Many of you have read the news that there are now concentration camps for gay people in Chechnya. This is a human rights crime and as queer people or queer allies it’s our duty to speak up. Out.com has this article about what you can do to stop the camps.

Local activists have organized a Vigil and Protest at the Russian Consulate in San Francisco on Tuesday, April 18th from 7-10pm. RSVP here to show our numbers.

All the info is below:

Authorities in the Russian Republic of Chechnya have unleashed a campaign of terror— kidnapping, torturing and killing gay men. In the past few weeks more than 100 gay men have either disappeared or been confirmed dead. This has happened before, we can’t let it happen again.

Russia must bring an end to this pogrom and protect the rights and dignity of its LGBTQ citizens—not just in Chechnya, but throughout the Russian Federation.

We are calling on everyone—members of the LGBTQ communities, allies, those who see history repeating itself and can’t look away—to bring a candle and join us for a candle light vigil at 7pm in front of the Russian Consulate (2790 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94123). Stand with us and tell the Russian government that the world is watching.

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