News+ The brutally murdered girl in Kursk previously changed sex. On the eve of Pesach in the suburbs set fire to the Jewish Academy. In St. Petersburg, police detain LGBT activists in the Day of Silence campaign. Julia Roberts posts silent video on Instagram in support of LGBTQ youth. Pop star reveals horrors of Russian ‘purge’ of gay people: ‘We get beat down’. George Clooney: Boycott Sultan Of Brunei’s Hotels Over Cruel Anti-Gay Laws. Russian MP behind anti-gay law thinks yoga could make prisoners gay. Chechen gay bears witness for the first time about the horror: ‘I Live yet? No idea’. (Version on NL). The White Crow faced “hostility” from Russian authorities over gay scenes. Europe politicians slam Russia for failing to tackle gay purge in Chechnya. Azerbaijan police are trying to ‘hunt’ transgender people through internet. Gangs prey on gays through dating apps. New attack – in the center of Moscow. Brunei urged to halt introduction of strict new anti-LGBT+ laws. The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church called the “crime” and sacrilege of the sex change operation. Russian police raid LGBTI center and detain everyone inside. Survivors of Chechnya’s homophobic purge reveal what happened to them. «Chechnya: The Purge», a short film this Friday on France 3. TRIBUNE. No to the LGBTI massacre in Chechnya. Human rights activist wrote a statement in the UK on the “fighter with gays” from St. Petersburg Timur Bulatov. Trump administration is continuing to ignore Chechnya LGBTI crisis. Lawyers of Oyub Titiyev told about the falsification of his case. Russia cancels youth festival for promoting LGBTI agenda. Lesbians are also being killed in Chechnya and no-one seems to care. Council of Europe anti-torture Committee urges the Russian Federation to carry out effective investigations into allegations of torture in the Northern Caucasian region. GAYROPA: CHEETS START ASSOCIATION TO HELP LGBT + REFUGEES FROM FATHER’S COUNTRY. Head of the State Duma Committee on Family Issues Tamara Pletnev: “Gays should be treated” The State Duma introduced a law on the doubling of fines for “homopropaganda” – 100,000 with confiscation. Performance “Grenzeloos”. Homophobe killed two Russian gay retirees. KOSTA KARAKASHYAN ABOUT TERROR IN CHECHNYA On January 12, in Sofia, in Gallery 2.0, we presented the film WAITING FOR COLOR to the director and choreographer Kosta Karakashian. Video: “In Chechnya, if you understand that you’re gay, it’s like you’re dead” LGBTI people face torture and death in Chechnya – here’s how you can help them. France introduces national LGBTI anti-bullying campaign in all schools. Londoners rally at Russian embassy demanding end to torture in Chechnya. LGBT activist beaten for picket in support of Chechen gays. Russians were offered a gay hunt for a fee Two rapporteurs condemn the latest alleged murder, torture and illegal detention of LGBTI persons in Chechnya New details emerge about what one source calls an anti-LGBTQ ‘genocide’ LGBTQ community reports dozens imprisoned and up to 20 killed in Chechnya within past month Chechnya has reportedly launched a new ‘gay purge’ Presentation of the documentary dance film #WAITINGFORCOLOR For the first time in eight years, the For Human Rights Movement did not receive a presidential grant. OSCE Rapporteur’s Report under the Moscow Mechanism on alleged Human Rights Violations and Impunity in the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation.