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In Chechnya, ‘gay’ exists only in basements

9 February 2024

In an address to Joe Biden in 2021, Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov  declared  that there were no ‘roosters’ in Chechnya, a pejorative term for gay men, ‘and there is not even such a word’.

The Chechen authorities veer strikingly close to

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