Planet Ally FLM PLUG Magazine HK Community Connect Micro Galleries invite you to stand in support and solidarity for our brothers and sisters being ruthlessly peresucted in Chechyna.
- Venue: FLM, 62 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
- June 2, 2017
- 7:00pm to 10:00pm
“For several weeks now, a brutal campaign against the LGBT community has been sweeping through Chechnya. Law enforcement and security agency officials under control of the ruthless head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, have rounded up dozens of men on suspicion of being gay, torturing and humiliating the victims. Some of the men have forcibly disappeared. Others were returned to their families barely alive from beatings. At least three men apparently have died since this brutal campaign began.” – Human Rights Watch
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chechen authorities deny the accusations. Authorities in the region claim gay people do not exist in Chechnya.
“It is difficult to overstate just how vulnerable LGBT people are in Chechnya, where homophobia is intense and rampant. LGBT people are in danger not only of persecution by the authorities but also of falling victim to “honour killings” by their own relatives for tarnishing family honor.” – Human Rights Watch
One human rights organisation Rainbow Railroad assists LGBT people in escaping places where they face persecution is has launched a campaign in collaboration with the Russian LGBT Network to urgently help gay and bisexual men get out of Chechnya.
The International community has been uniting and it’s time for Hong Kong to show solidarity and support. Come and have a solidarity drink or 2.. FLMare doing standard drinks for $50 from 7pm – 10pm and we will have a Chechynan cocktail and mocktail available that will proceed some fundraising efforts too.
Guest speakers and full curation will be announced shortly.