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Exclusive report on the Gay Men’s Death Camp of Chechnya

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Join me as I talk to our journalist and activist experts who have now confirmed that 100 gay men have been removed to a camp where they are tortured to reveal the names of more LGBT people, and 5 are confirmed dead. How did this come about, and what can we do to stop this atrocity? Listen and find out.

My guests include:

Brody Levesque:  Chief Political Correspondent for The New Civil Rights Movement. A longtime, seasoned journalist and reporter since 1980, working on politics, public policy, and international issues, he most recently served as the Washington D. C. bureau chief for LGBTQ Nation magazine.

Slava Bortnik, a Belarusian American human rights defender and LGBT activist. He is the country specialist for Belarus and the Chair of the Eurasia Coordination Group at Amnesty International USA. He also serves in numerous leadership positions within Belarus Diaspora. Before moving to the US, Slava was a president of Amnesty International Belarus and one of the founding leaders of Belarusian LGBT movement.

Shawn Gaylord is Advocacy Counsel for Human Rights First, where he leads the organization’s LGBT Campaign.   Human Rights First’s focuses on engaging U.S. leadership to take appropriate action to promote human rights, including the rights of LGBT people, across the globe.  Prior to coming to Human Rights First, Shawn spent nine years working for GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network including as the organization’s Director of Public Policy.   

 

 

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