Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-04-26
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Condemns LGBTQ Attacks in Chechnya
From a press release
2017-04-16

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


NEW YORK — Last week GLAAD — the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization — released a public call urging U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley to condemn the violent attacks on LGBTQ men in Chechnya and investigate reports of anti-LGBTQ concentration camps set up by the Chechen government. GLAAD's public call received widespread support on Twitter. Today Ambassador Haley released a statement.

She said:

"We continue to be disturbed by reports of kidnapping, torture, and murder of people in Chechnya based on their sexual orientation and those persecuted by association. If true, this violation of human rights cannot be ignored — Chechen authorities must immediately investigate these allegations, hold anyone involved accountable, and take steps to prevent future abuses.

We are against all forms of discrimination, including against people based on sexual orientation. When left unchecked, discrimination and human rights abuses can lead to destabilization and conflict.

Tomorrow, the United States will lead a first-ever meeting on human rights in international conflicts in the UN Security Council to underscore our commitment to addressing human rights abuses wherever they threaten international peace and security."

GLAAD responded:

"The attacks on LGBTQ men and reports of concentration camps in Chechnya were beyond horrific, and Ambassador Haley is taking the right step in speaking out against these blatant violations of human rights," said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President and CEO. "This is a powerful sign that the U.S. Mission to the United Nations will continue to prioritize LGBTQ acceptance and fight discrimination and human rights abuses around the world."

GLAAD's call to action for Ambassador Haley to speak out followed reports that more than 100 LGBTQ men are being detained in Russian-controlled Chechnya because of their perceived sexual orientation, with three men allegedly being killed. Last week, international media outlets including the International Business Times released disturbing stories around two suspected concentration camp-style prisons where the men are forced to endure many forms of physical and verbal abuse at the hands of government officials including electrocution and violent beatings. Some are reportedly being held from their families at ransom.

In addition to Ambassador Haley's remarks, other world leaders have also publicly condemned Chechnya's reported torture on LGBTQ men.

U.S. Department of State

A panel of five experts who advise the United Nations Human Rights Council

Former Vice President Joe Biden

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ( OSCE )

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The U.S House LGBT Caucus

Anne Frank Center

United Kingdom's Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Members of the United Kingdom Parliament from the Labour, Conservatives and the Green Party

Debbie Wasserman Schultz - United States Congresswomen and Former DNS Chair

The Rainbow NZ Parliamentary Network

Chrystia Freeland - Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs

Julie Bishop - Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

Boris Johnson - Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs in the United Kingdom,

Federica Mogherini - High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Antonio Tajani - President of the European Parliament

Tim Wilson - Member of the Australian Parliament and Former Australian Human Rights Commissioner


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Plaintiff Seeks to Unseal Video of California 'Prop 8' Marriage Equality Trial 2017-04-28 - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil ...


Gay News

Current, former military faculty members alarmed by nominee for Army Secretary 2017-04-28 - In response to President Donald Trump's recent nomination of Tennessee State Senator Mark Green as Secretary of the Army, 21 current and former ...


Gay News

Lawmakers reintroduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act 2017-04-28 - WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin ( D-WI ) and Patty Murray ( D-WA ), along with Congressman Mark Pocan ( D-WI ...


Gay News

Board takes away Hastert's pension 2017-04-27 - On April 26, Illinois' General Assembly Retirement System's board of trustees voted to discontinue pension payments to former U.S. House Speaker Hastert. ...


Gay News

Chay Reed, a Black transgender woman, killed in Miami, NCAVP responds 2017-04-27 - NCAVP mourns the homicide of Chay Reed, a Black transgender woman killed in Miami, Florida; the 9th reported killing of a transgender person ...


Gay News

Considering Trump's first 100 days 2017-04-26 - The idea of reflecting upon a president's "first 100 days in office" started with President Franklin Roosevelt. According to The Washington Post, Roosevelt ...


Gay News

Undocumented and unafraid: Chicagoan speaks out against ICE raids 2017-04-26 - On April 19, the Chicago City Council overwhelmingly passed a measure that would allow the city's undocumented community the opportunity to obtain municipal ...


Gay News

LGBT religious freedom panel to be held at Notre Dame 2017-04-26 - A LGBT religious freedom panel, "Reconciling Religious Freedom and Civil Rights," will precede a visit by Vice President Mike Pence. WHAT: The Gay ...


Gay News

National groups respond to WCT's DCFS investigation 2017-04-26 - Several national advocacy organizations responded to Windy City Times' three-part investigation into Illinois DCFS and children welfare agencies nationwide removing transgender or gender ...


Gay News

May 1 Workers' Day actions in Chicago 2017-04-26 - May 1—International Workers' Day—will be a national day of action with large marches expected around the country. In Chicago, a coalition of organizations ...


 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.