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Gay Man Who Fled Chechnya Describes How Captors Staged His Execution: ‘I Started Painting the Wall with My Blood’ — WATCH

ABC’s Nightline previewed an upcoming segment in which they look into the detentions and persecution of gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya which has been going on for years. ABC News foreign correspondent James Longman spent a year talking to several victims of the anti-LGBT campaigns. Amin Dzhabrailov, who was captured and tortured and beaten for days, described his experience, telling Nightline that his captors staged his execution: “They tell me that they know that I’m gay, and tell about more gay guys… The sense was probably just...
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LGBTQ World News Digest: 7 International Stories You Need to Know About

AUSTRALIA. Melbourne artists’ work “Taste the Feeling” removed for homophobia? ‘The collage, which includes the faces of right-wing Australian politicians alongside slogans such as “God hates fags” used by the notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church in the US, was removed after a complaint was posted on the gallery’s Facebook page saying that the artwork “spewed homophobic hatred”.’ Deeply expressive and powerful piece, Taste The Feeling, by gay artist Paul Yore – Removed from gallery for being 'homophobic'. #PaulYore #SeeUsHearUs #MissedThePoint pic.twitter.com/j5hl6c9uMu— Sure, Jan. (@AvocardiB) July 22, 2019 CHECHNYA. TIME profiles Amin...
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LGBTQ World News Digest: 20 International Stories You Need to Know About

KENYA. High court upholds law making gay sex illegal: ‘Same-sex relations have been banned since the British colonized Kenya in the late 19th century. Kenya’s penal code criminalizes “carnal knowledge against the order of nature.” Anyone found engaging in same-sex relationships could face up to 14 years in prison.The Kenyan High Court declined to decriminalize same-sex relations. The decision was a setback to the LGBTQI moment in Africa, where same-sex relationships are largely seen as taboo.’ ALSO: First Gay Couple Marries in Taiwan as Marriage Equality Comes to Asia: WATCH...
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