There have been reports of violence and persecution of LGBTQ people in Chechnya in the past. This is a region with strong traditional religious and cultural customs. Gay men (or those perceived to be gay) being banished or murdered by family members (in so-called “honour” killings) has been an ongoing issue in the region.
Rainbow Railroad will be partnering with the Russian LGBT Network to help people in Chechnya find safety. We will work together to identify people who need assistance, provide them with emotional and financial support, and ultimately provide the travel to a country where individuals can claim asylum.
This is the work that Rainbow Railroad does, all year-round, all over the globe.
Learn how to help at Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens.