A Prayer For The Chechnya Resistance/Gay Superheroes By Mrs. Eddy + Angela Merkel Calls On Putin To Protect Gay Men In Chechnya.

“Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you.”

Mary Baker Eddy

Video – “We hope that we can demonstrate to the studios that there is a huge audience for accurate LGBT portrayal on the big screen,” Shape History’s Mike Buonaiuto, who directed the trailer [above], told The Huffington Post in an email, “and it won’t deter cinema­ goers to buy tickets.”  Let’s make this happen, Hollywood! Read more about the #LGBTSuperheroes effort here.

 

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Give the woman [Angela Merkel] a Nobel already! She has done SO SO much for the peoples of the world, more than rescuing Germany’s reputation and proving the NEW stability point (read: WORLD LEADER) in the EU, the Middle East and basically everything that matters.

She is a good argument AGAINST false “term limits,” as she continues to be the steady force on this planet. And best of all, she continues to come up with new, good ideas that lead the rest of the West into the progressive future.

QUEER VOICES

Angela Merkel Calls On Putin To Protect Gay Men In Chechnya

The German Chancellor discussed the alarming reports during a joint news conference.

02/05/2017 11:53 AM CDT | Actualizado 02/05/2017 11:53 AM CDT
James Michael Nichols Queer Voices Deputy Editor, The Huffington Post

Alexei Nikolsky via Getty Images
Note – It took a woman to stand against evil while good men did nothing.
 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is speaking out about reports that gay men are being held in detention camps in the Russian republic of Chechnya, urging Vladimir Putin to “ensure the rights” of sexual minorities.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Putin during her first visit to Russia since 2015, Merkel reportedly stated, “We’ve heard some very negative reports about how homosexuals are treated in Chechnya, and I asked Mr. Putin to use his influence to ensure the rights of such minorities.”

Over the past several weeks, disturbing reports have emerged of Chechnya targeting and rounding up gay men and placing them in “concentration camps,” subjecting them to torture and even death.

“We were tortured every day.  Besides beatings, we were beaten several times a day with polypropylene tubes. We were tortured with electricity,” a survivor anonymously told the AP. “For 20-30 seconds they spin the handle, you feel the electricity, then you fall down, they stop it, and then immediately you come back to consciousness and you are ready again for a new discharge. And it goes on five, six, seven times.”

Chechnya has denied the reports, with a spokesperson stating in early April that, “you cannot arrest or repress people who just don’t exist.”

The Kremlin has backed these claims, also denying reports that “gay concentration camps” exist in Chechnya.

GLAAD used Merkel’s comments as an opportunity to pressure President Donald Trump about discussing the reports of detention camps with Putin.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.mx/entry/angela-merkel-putin-chechnya_us_5908a57fe4b02655f840ffec

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