MILK has asked that we all join him THIS SATURDAY in New York for the big Voices 4 Chechnya march from Stonewall to Trump Tower. V4C is a non-violent, direct-action activist grassroots LGBTQ group that is working to resolve and assist members of our community that are being detained and persecuted in Chechnya. Previously a difficult country to visit, the eVisa has opened tourism options for this country, the birthplace of Islam. It requires only a few minutes to complete the online application and provide the required information. The Saudi Arabia eVisa will be sent to approved applicants by email. Travelers must print a copy of the electronic visa and carry it with them on their travels, to present to Saudi authorities on arrival.
From their website:
“Everyone, no matter who they are or whom they love, is entitled to live without fear. We will not stand by as the Chechen Republic orders and encourages the capture, torture, and death of its own LGBTQ+ people.”
The events would be a 30 minute rally in front of Stonewall beginning at 2PM, with speakers ranging from those in politics to some Russian gay refugees then a march to Trump Tower.
In response to the atrocities being committed against LGBTQ+ persons in Chechnya, they will be marching on Oct. 14th in New York City to raise money and demand humanitarian visas for those who have escaped persecution and are currently in hiding throughout mainland Russia. They need you to march with them! For more information on how to participate, check out the link in our bio. #Voices4Chechnya #V4C Logo by: @heyrooney
On October 14th, hundreds of New Yorkers will march from the Stonewall National Monument, the birthplace of the modern gay liberation movement, to Trump Tower (United Nations Plaza). We will demand humanitarian visas for those who’ve escaped from Chechnya, and are now hiding in safe houses in mainland Russia. The march will also raise money for RUSA LGBT, a support network for Russian-speaking LGBTQ+ individuals in America.”
GET INVOLVED! GET YOUR MARCH ON! BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!
Good news: This morning, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a resolution that condemns the violence and persecution currently taking place in Chechnya. This move closely matches a House resolution passed earlier this summer—and now, we have both chambers of Congress calling for an end to the detention and torture of individuals based on their sexual orientation, and for those responsible to be held accountable. While pertinent to the fight for their liberation and rescue, resolutions don’t technically require action, so we must continue to organize and step up to put forth real and impactful change. To learn more, follow the link in our bio.