In support of the LGBTQ community being victimized in Chechnya, MTV has started a social media campaign #EyesOnChechnya. RuPaul, Sasha Velour, Lena Dunham, Mara Wilson, and other celebrities have joined the movement in order to bring light to this modern day witch hunt.
#EyesOnChechnya is intended to create visibility on the men who are being targeted, shamed, tortured and killed for being gay.
In Chechnya, gay and bisexual men have been hunted down, rounded up, and continue to be illegally detained in prison. Many have been tortured and at least three men have been murdered.
In spite of these horrors, not enough people are aware of what’s happening or taking action.
Together we can raise the volume on the public outcry, and let the world know that we have our #EyesOnChechnya.
Take action NOW.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has stated that this news is false because there are no gay people in his country.
Join the #EyesOnChechnya movement and help stop this nightmare.