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The 2020 HBO documentary documented the horrific state-sponsored gay purge taking place in the Chechen Republic.

June 24 2021 5:30 PM

Two gay brothers have been detained for a month on charges their family says are fabricated, and more than 20 of their relatives were interrogated by police this week.

March 24 2021 3:56 PM

Salman Tepsurkayev's forced apology to Ramzan Kadyrov and self-harm has sparked renewed calls for change.

September 08 2020 4:20 PM

Risking his life, a director and his camera went underground in Chechnya to document the horrific realities facing LGBTQ+ people.

June 29 2020 6:00 AM

Kadyrov is the mastermind behind gruesome anti-LGBTQ+ purges haunting the lives of queer people in Chechnya. 

May 22 2020 2:29 PM

After exploring the AIDS crisis and the life of Marsha P. Johnson, filmmaker David France is back.

May 21 2020 6:00 PM

Maxim Lapunov, featured in David France's Welcome to Chechnya, could barely crawl when he was released from detainment in the antigay territory.

January 28 2020 3:29 PM