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Armenia grants asylum to queer Chechen

Salman Mukayev fled Chechnya after being detained and tortured on suspicion of homosexuality.

Armenia grants asylum to queer Chechen

Salman Mukayev fled Chechnya after being detained and tortured on suspicion of homosexuality.

North Caucasus rights organisations brace for crackdown as Russia bans ‘international LGBT movement’ 

Russia’s banning of ‘the international LGBT movement’ is set to further threaten queer people and rights defenders in the North Caucasus. 

North Caucasus rights organisations brace for crackdown as Russia bans ‘international LGBT movement’ 

Russia’s banning of ‘the international LGBT movement’ is set to further threaten queer people and rights defenders in the North Caucasus. 

Podcast | Are the rights of queer Armenians being forgotten?

A queer Armenian student, Mamikon Hovsepyan, and Andranik Shirinyan talk about queer rights and activism in Armenia.

Podcast | Are the rights of queer Armenians being forgotten?

A queer Armenian student, Mamikon Hovsepyan, and Andranik Shirinyan talk about queer rights and activism in Armenia.

Teenager takes own life in Armenia after being outed online

The teen was reportedly kicked out of home after being outed by a popular local Telegram channel.

Teenager takes own life in Armenia after being outed online

The teen was reportedly kicked out of home after being outed by a popular local Telegram channel.

Same-sex proposal stirs controversy in Daghestan

Russian reality TV star Laurita Karpova and her partner had filmed their marriage proposal in the republic.

Same-sex proposal stirs controversy in Daghestan

Russian reality TV star Laurita Karpova and her partner had filmed their marriage proposal in the republic.

‘You learn to hide your identity’: being queer in the Armenian army

While military service is mandatory in Armenia, the prospect comes with many dangers for queer Armenians. 

‘You learn to hide your identity’: being queer in the Armenian army

By Ani Avetisyan

While military service is mandatory in Armenia, the prospect comes with many dangers for queer Armenians. 

In pictures | Broken statues and stolen yoga mats: Georgia’s far right stop Pride Festival

Far-right protesters stormed a queer pride event in Georgia’s capital hours before it was due to begin.

In pictures | Broken statues and stolen yoga mats: Georgia’s far right stop Pride Festival

Far-right protesters stormed a queer pride event in Georgia’s capital hours before it was due to begin.

Tbilisi Pride Festival cancelled after police fail to confront extremists

Tbilisi Pride accused the government of being complicit in the attack on the festival.

Tbilisi Pride Festival cancelled after police fail to confront extremists

Tbilisi Pride accused the government of being complicit in the attack on the festival.

Podcast | A history of homophobic violence

This week, Tbilisi is celebrating Pride Week. But unlike most Prides, this one is being held behind closed doors.

Podcast | A history of homophobic violence

This week, Tbilisi is celebrating Pride Week. But unlike most Prides, this one is being held behind closed doors.