Gay Parade in Amsterdam 2018.

There was an event that we had been waiting for. We congratulate you on the successful LGBT parade. Let the future week be the point of starting new affairs and organizing new events that will help many gays feel protected.

Our team is the first Russian-speaking organization in Europe, actively participated in the gay parade. We prepared as best we could, gathered a large group of girls and guys, we arranged a demonstration meeting on a bridge in Amsterdam, where boats sailed below.

We were photographed by journalists and ordinary people, they greeted us by the hand and wished us a lot of strength, supported us with kind words and asked different questions. It was great that people remember and know about the attitude towards gays in Chechnya and Russia.

We received a great positive energy boost for our future projects. We know that we need this world. We regret that not all participants of our group can attend the photo, as they are afraid for their family left in Chechnya and Russia. Thanks for the support of Voices4 and RUSALGBT.

The immigrants from Chechnya, had held the action in Haag, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium.

On Monday, April 23rd, RUSA’ brave friends, the immigrants from Chechnya, had held the action in Haag, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium.

People were protesting in front of the Russian Consulate. The day was picked not by accident as this was a birthday of the missing Chechen singer, Zelim Bakaev.

The organizers of the event are friends of Zelim, who don’t lose a hope and believe that Zelim might be alive.

The action has also called Russia to open up the transparetn investigation on Zelim’s disappearance last August.

RUSA supports our Chechen friends in Netherlands, France, and Belgium!

P.S. this Saturday, April 28th, join the action, which is organized by Voices4 in partnership with RUSA LGBT, aimed TO STAGE A DEMONSTRATION TO DEMANDING ACTION AROUND THE QUEER PURGES IN CHECHNYA ONE YEAR AFTER NEWS OF THE VIOLENCE BROKE.

12 pm, Columbus Circle, USA