Los Angeles LGBT Center Joins Solidarity March and Rally on May 20 to Help Stop Torture of LGBT People in Chechnya - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center Joins Solidarity March and Rally on May 20 to Help Stop Torture of LGBT People in Chechnya

May 18, 2017
Contact: Gil Diaz
323-993-7604

In an urgent effort to help stop the atrocities happening against LGBT people in the Russian republic of Chechnya—in which hundreds of gay men are reportedly being kidnapped and tortured in concentration camp-like facilities to ‘purge’ the country of homosexuality—the world’s largest LGBT organization will participate in a solidarity march and rally on Saturday, May 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The ‘Eyes on Chechnya’ march will commence at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles and conclude with a 2 p.m. rally at the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse (255 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012).

The ‘Eyes on Chechnya’ march and rally is co-sponsored by Beth Chayim Chadashim; Friends of Project 10, Inc.; JQ International; Program for Torture Victims; and The World Congress of GLBT Jews.

Participants are encouraged to bring signs, LGBT Pride flags, and any other items to help bring awareness and show support to those being affected in Chechnya and other anti-LGBT countries.

Participants are encouraged to RSVP at lalgbtcenter.org/neveragain.

WHAT:
‘Eyes on Chechnya’ Solidarity March and Rally

The Los Angeles LGBT Center, among others, will lead a march through downtown Los Angeles to bring awareness and to add a voice to help stop the atrocities happening against LGBT people in the Russian republic of Chechnya. At least 100 men have reportedly been abducted and tortured—and some have been murdered.

The march will commence at Pershing Square and conclude at the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 20
1:30 p.m. March
2 p.m. Rally

WHERE:
Pershing Square (March)
532 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Edward R. Roynal Federal Building (Rally)
255 E. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For more information, visit lalgbtcenter.org/neveragain.

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