Russia asked to probe killings, torture of gays held in Chechnya

/ Apr 14, 2017

Russia asked to probe killings, torture of gays held in Chechnya

International organizations on Thursday urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Russia’s southern republic of Chechnya. The respected Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported earlier this month that police in the predominantly Muslim republic of Chechnya have ...

Istanbul riot cops break up Trans Pride event

/ Jun 20, 2016

Istanbul riot cops break up Trans Pride event

Turkish police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a rally by the LGBT community in Istanbul on Sunday, in the second crackdown in as many days on protests by secular Turks. Several hundred riot police surrounded the main Taksim Square — ...

Jan 19, 2016

Britain's most gay-friendly employer: MI5

Britain’s MI5 spy agency was on Tuesday named the country’s best employer for promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender diversity. The domestic counterintelligence and security agency came top of the annual Workplace Equality Index conducted by Stonewall, an LGBT rights charity. It found the ...