Sunday, Dec 08, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 43 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 

 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
to Section One | to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, April 28, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 17
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum condemns Chechnya's persecution of Gay population
Section One
ALL STORIES
  next story
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum condemns Chechnya's persecution of Gay population

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is deeply concerned at reports of Chechen authorities targeting Gay men for arrest, torture, and, in some cases, murder. Some reports indicate that secret detention facilities have been established exclusively for the purpose of persecuting Gay and Bisexual men. According to media reports, the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has stated the LGBT community will be 'wiped out by the beginning of Ramadan.'

'The Holocaust teaches us what can happen when state-sponsored, group-targeted violence is allowed to go unchecked,' says Museum Director Sara J. Bloomfield. 'The reports about the targeting of LGBT persons in Chechnya combined with statements from Chechen officials seemingly endorsing violence are cause for great concern. Both the Chechen and Russian governments need to investigate these allegations and ensure the safety of LGBT populations within the Russian Federation.'

The Nazis persecuted homosexuals as part of their so-called moral crusade to racially and culturally purify Germany. Gay men were targeted for persecution because they were viewed to be carriers of a 'contagion' that weakened society and did not contribute to the growth of the 'Aryan' population. Between 1933 and 1945, an estimated 100,000 men were arrested for violating Nazi Germany's law against homosexuality, and of these, approximately 50,000 were sentenced to prison. An estimated 5,000 to 15,000 men were sent to concentration camps on similar charges, where an unknown number of them perished.



A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors. For more information, visit ushmm.org.

Courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

Ed Murray and Paul Allen announce $35 million deal to support homeless families
------------------------------
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum condemns Chechnya's persecution of Gay population
------------------------------
Mayoral update: More labor unions endorse Ed Murray, Macklemore endorses Nikkita Oliver
------------------------------
Trump can't punish sanctuary cities, judge says
------------------------------
JESSE'S JOURNAL: Ending Anita: When ordinary people do extraordinary things
------------------------------
LGBTQ SENIORS SPOTLIGHT
------------------------------
Fat Salmon 2017 registration begins May 1 for Open Water Swim July 15 in Lake Washington
------------------------------
COMMENTARY: Why does it matter?
------------------------------
Help make Trans Pride Seattle happen
------------------------------
University Lutheran Church hosts centennial anniversary celebration on May 7th
------------------------------
Ed Murray's lawyer calls foul:

Court should fine opposing lawyer for grandstanding, he says

------------------------------
Patty Murray and Cory Booker reintroduce bill to ban conversion therapy
------------------------------
SAINT vs. VOICE

Pramila Jayapal helps launch Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce

------------------------------
LGBT people can be 'queer' but no one is 'homosexual' anymore, LA Times says
------------------------------
Alabama House passes discriminatory anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill HB24
------------------------------
In China, 'comrade' doesn't mean what it used to
------------------------------
Weekly Pets
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
BREAKING NEWS
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1707 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News 2017 - DigitalTeamWorks 2017

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News