Chechen authorities have long denied global accusations of an anti-LGBTQ crackdown.
The alleged persecutions are a throwback to an earlier crackdown, activists said Friday.
Twitter users had mixed feelings about the "Queer Eye" star citing Russia's anti-LGBTQIA propaganda laws as a reason not to do magazine spreads.
Kremlin ally Ramzan Kadyrov has accused the U.S. government of pressuring the social media platform.
He also said it's "his dream" to leave office at some point, though he showed no signs of stepping down.
"When people are being rounded up, tortured, and murdered for who they are, you must act.”
#EyesOnChechnya aims to spread awareness of the alleged persecution.
You have to see this interview to believe it.
Donald Trump, Jr.'s excuse that "Russia mania" only just began last year is incredible.
On June 27, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res. 351, condemning the anti-LGBTQ violence and persecution
They're since fled the region, but fear being hunted down.
Paragraph 175 Revisited: Genocide In Chechnya And Its Global Impact On The Criminalization Of Being LGBT
Transgender rights are near nonexistent in the United States. The Russian government openly supports the persecution of LGBT
A bipartisan group blasted the "human rights atrocities" taking place in the Russian republic.