On Sunday 27th January 2019, a large group of protesters gathered in the pouring rain outside the Russian Embassy in London. They stood in solidarity with the LGBT+ community in Chechnya who are being rounded up, imprisoned, tortured or murdered by the Chechen authorities.
Chechen authorities are telling parents to kill their own children if they suspect they are gay… otherwise the authorities will do it for them.
We must not turn the other way and ignore what is happening. We must not let the ‘LGBT+ cleansing’ in Chechnya to continue. We must protect the innocent – individuals being targeted because of how they were born.
What you can do to help
Help the evacuation of LGBT+ individuals from Chechnya by donating to the brave volunteers of the Russian LGBT Network. So far the volunteers and their partners have evacuated over 150 individuals from the country. So many more need to escape, but the volunteers urgently need donations to support these escapes.
Donate securely via the All Out website:
Russian LGBT Network
Peter Tatchell Foundation (organiser of the protest)
Queer Tours of London (organiser of the protest)
Gay Star News
About Naz and Matt Foundation
Revelations by Tristan Barton
A film by
Naz and Matt Foundation
Behind the Facade
Matt set up the Naz and Matt Foundation in memory of his soulmate and fiancé, Naz, who passed away two days after being confronted about his sexuality by his religious parents. It was the first time that they knew their son was gay, in a relationship with Matt for 13 years and that they were planning to get married.