Demand Visas for Persecuted Gay Chechens

Call the US Department of State and demand that visas be immediately issued to all those seeking asylum from homophobic persecution in Chechnya!

CALL : State Department (202) 647-6575 - press 8 after the recording


"The United States has denied visas for roughly forty gay Chechens currently in hiding fearing severe persecution for their sexual identity. The individuals are hiding in various locations around Russia after a wave of kidnappings, torture, and disappearances of gay people were reported in Chechnya, a semi-autonomous region in southern Russia that borders Georgia."

A spokesperson for the Russian LGBT Network had confirmed the visa denials to Buzzfeed News.