Around 100 gay men are suspected to have been subjected to horrific treatment in Chechnya, ranging from blackmail and assault to imprisonment, torture and even death — sometimes at the hands of family members.
Things happen these days & it’s hard to believe they’re real. And yet they are. If this is happening in Chechnya, the world needs to rise up https://t.co/dPnmWEvvuM
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 12, 2017
Other celebrities have also taken to Twitter to inform their followers about the atrocities in Chechnya, including singer Troye Sivan and comedian Billy Eichner.
SILENCE = DEATH https://t.co/FPYItqE6G5
— troye sivan (@troyesivan) April 11, 2017
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) April 12, 2017
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