RUSSIA: INVESTIGATE ANTI-LGBTQ PROPAGANDA VIDEO

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Appeal for investigation of Anti-LGBTQ propaganda video created by RIA FAN before 1 July 2020.

The video circulating online titled “Why amendments to the Constitution are important” is anti-LGBTQ propaganda that does not represent the LGBTQ community in any way, shape, or form. This propaganda movie is a part of a political campaign to encourage Russians to vote in favor of the proposed amendment to article 72 of the Constitution on 1 July 2020. It was produced by the website Federal News Agency (RIA FAN) and the Patriot media group linked to the infamous Russian ‘troll factory’. The video is highly inflammatory, manipulative, and may be used to incite violence against the most vulnerable and marginalized in society. As a result, LGBT World Beside has condemned this propaganda video, RIA FAN, the Patriot media group, and we urge you to sign our petition calling for a full investigation.

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You may view the anti-LGBT propaganda video here:

Brighton Beach Pride 2020 (online).

Outstanding individuals from the United States and countries of the former Soviet Union support RUSA LGBT in its effort to achieve equality and acceptance for all regardless of gender, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Very interesting guests were invited online:

  • Tish James (The Attorney General of New York)
  • Daniel Dromm (Council Member, 25th District, NYC)
  • Ann Northrop (Journalist and Activist; co-host at Gay USA TV
  • Ken Kidd (Queer Nation, Activist)
  • Mariya Markh (Senior Community Liaison at NYC Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit)
  • Sharon Kleinbaum (Senior Rabbi at CBST (New York))
  • Randi Weingarten (President of the American Federation of Teachers)
  • Michael Schreiber (Attorney at SAFE)
  • Geoff Trenchard (Senior Staff Attorney at New York City Anti-Violence Project)
  • David France (Filmmaker (“Welcome to Chechnya”))
  • Adam Eli (Queer Activist; Founder of Voices4_ (New York))
  • Igor Kochetkov (Co-founder of the Russian LGBT Network)
  • Kir Fedorov (Psychologist, trainer, speaker (Russia))
  • Olga Baranova (Activist; founder of Moscow Community Center)
  • Masha Gessen (American journalist, writer)
  • Oleg Dusaev (West Coast, RUSA LGBT (USA))
  • Gleb Latnik (RUSA LGBT DC (USA))
  • Anna Talisman (Russain–speaking LGBTIQ+ group “Rainbow”(Israel))
  • Robyn McCutcheon (An american diplomat, engineer and historian)
  • Lawrence Moss (Human Rights Scholar (USA))
  • Carolina Dutca (Interdisciplinary artist (Transnstria))

Performers:

  • Hristina (Singer, LGBTIQ-activist)
  • Josh Daniel (Actor-performer (Broadway))
  • Еugene (Singer, Dezery Band (Russia))
  • Lorina Rey (Drag Queen (Russia))
  • Matvey Cherry (Artist, performet (USA))
  • Rude Mechanical Orchestra (Independent orchestra)
  • Slava (Singer, Svrny_ band (Russia))

You have a chance to watch the Fourth Brighton Beach Pride on the record. This is an incredible atmosphere.

Thank you very much for this opportunity.

23 мая 2020 года. Встреча с ЛГБТ-беженцами в AZCs.

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Утро.

Утро началось со сборов и погрузки коробок в машины. Jordan Sowle полностью управлял процессом и проделал большую работу.

Мы приехали в первый лагерь AZC BUDEL, там нас встретили ЛГБТ-беженцы.

Встреча в AZC BUDEL.

Они очень обрадовались и были благодарны за эту помощь. Нам удалось пообщаться с ними и узнать о состоянии их здоровья.

Встреча в AZC BUDEL.

ЛГБТ-беженцы рассказали, что они не могут самостоятельно купить достаточное количество защиты от COVID-19, так как денег очень мало и хватает только на скромную еду.

Мы поехали во второй лагерь в AZC WEERT, там нас встретили сотрудники СОА и ЛГБТ-беженцы, живущие в лагере.

Встреча в AZC WEERT.

Сотрудники СОА вежливо с нами поговорили и поблагодарили за помощь для беженцев. Трудно найти дополнительные деньги на покупку защиты для каждого беженца. ЛГБТ-беженцы стали довольны и благодарили нас.

Далее мы поехали в лагерь AZC ECHT.

AZC ECHT.

В AZC ECHT было трудно встретиться в лагере, к нам вышел один представитель от ЛГБТ-беженцев. Он забрал коробки для всех остальных. К сожалению, мы не смогли сделать фотографию, так как это было не безопасно для беженца.

AZC ECHT.

Jordan Sowle заранее договорился о встрече в каждом лагере. Он взял на себя большую часть работы. Jordan Sowle нашел машины, на которых мы смогли отвезти помощь от COVID-19. Полностью распланировал время встреч. Его профессиональный опыт очень пригодились в нашем проекте.

AZC ECHT.

В дальнейшем мы планируем повторить отправку защиты от COVID-19 в эти лагеря и в новые AZC. Вы можете принять участие в этом отправив любую сумму пожертвования на наши реквизиты указанные ниже.

Ссылка с реквизитами помощи.

Bringing COC COVID-19 care packages to refugees.

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Morning.

The morning began with collecting and loading boxes into cars. Jordan Sowle completely controlled the process and did a great job.

We arrived at the first camp of AZC BUDEL, where LGBT refugees met us.

Meeting at AZC BUDEL.

They were very happy and were grateful for this help. We managed to talk with them and find out about their health status.

Meeting at AZC BUDEL.

LGBT refugees said that they cannot buy enough of the protection against COVID-19 on their own, as there is very little money and only enough for modest food.

We went to the second camp at AZC WEERT, where we were met by COA staff and LGBT refugees living in the camp.

Meeting at AZC WEERT.

The COA staff politely talked to us and thanked for the help for the refugees. It is difficult to find extra money to buy protection for each refugee. LGBT refugees became satisfied and thanked us.

Next we went to the camp AZC ECHT.

AZC ECHT.

It was difficult to meet at the AZC ECHT in the camp, one representative from LGBT refugees came to us. He took the boxes for everyone else. Unfortunately, we were not able to take a photo, as it was not safe for the refugee.

AZC ECHT.

Jordan Sowle agreed in advance to meet at each camp. He took on most of the work. Jordan Sowle found cars where we could get help from COVID-19. Fully planned meeting times. His professional experience was very useful in our project.

AZC ECHT.

In the future, we plan to repeat sending protection from COVID-19 to these camps and to the new AZC. You can take part in this by sending any amount of donation to our details indicated below.

We’re inviting you to make a difference today by donating to the Chechyna Appeal.

COVID-19 Care Package

Netherlands based LGBT-organisations have joined their forces to provide aid packages for refugees at AZCs (centres for asylum seekers), who are facing extra risks because of COVID-19.

Today we formed packages for sending.

The packages were distributed in 3 AZCs: AZC WEERT, AZC ECHT, AZC BUDEL.
We’d like to thank the following organisations:
COC Nederland
COC Eindhoven
Jordan Sowle