The rally in memory of LGBT victims in Chechnya was held in Amsterdam (Netherlands) on the Homomonument on January 20, 2019.
LGBT World Beside is an organization founded by refugees who survived the “first wave” of LGBT persecution in Chechnya. We and our friends and relatives who remained in Russia are living witnesses of how the Chechen authorities tried purposely violate us.
Now that a new wave of persecution has begun in Chechnya, we are again afraid for ourselves and for the safety of our loved ones,there. We demand from the Russian authorities to end up persecution and physical violence against LGBT in Chechnya and effectively investigate all crimes of the past weeks.
We also appeal to the world community, to the authorities of democratic states that have signed the World Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Status of Refugees, not to refuse assistance to LGBT refugees from Chechnya, who literally have to choose between life and death.
We, LGBT World Beside, a non-profit organization that helps Russian-speaking LGBT asylum-seekers and separately prioritizes Chechen LGBT people. On January 19, 2019, we held an action of international solidarity with LGBT refugees from Chechnya. Thanks for supporting RUSALGBT and Voices4.
At the end of October 2018, the ILGA-Europe conference “Politics for Change: from Words into action” was held in Brussels, Belgium.
This is the largest annual meeting of LGBTI activists from Europe and Central Asia. This year there were about 500 participants, including politicians, activists, journalists and organizations.
There was a very rich program, but the LGBT World Beside team was able to attend almost every seminar and lecture. We received a lot of information with which to work in the near future. We met new people, made friends and exchanged contacts. Ahead of us is a lot of work, a lot of cooperation and big victories in business.
Below is an abbreviated list of lectures:
– Digital security.
– LGBT Roma.
– Women’s and LGBT rights, health, resistance to attacks.
– Substitute dating.
– Exit from the crisis.
– Communication with politicians in unsafe countries, ect.
The ILGA-Europe conference helped us create priorities in our work plan. We are grateful to everyone for their support and cooperation.
We met in Paris on September 27, 2018 with representatives of different organizations. Remembered the terrible event in Orlando.
We discussed what could be corrected and what to do. We planned cooperation between us in solving problems with which the LGBT community meets. Thank you all for your participation and opportunity to get to know each other.
There will be a meeting in Paris. We will wait for all comers, join us. Thursday September 27th 7-8:30 Centre Pompidou EVERYONE is welcome. Please share this post. PHOTO: Paris embodying the idea of “Queer people anywhere are responsible for queer people everywhere” in the wake of Orlando attacks.