Hundreds of LGBT activists gathered outside the Russian Embassy in London yesterday to protest the detention of gay men in ‘concentration camps’ in Chechnya.
They carried placards saying “LGBT+ rights are human rights,”Queer lives matter, close the camps” and a tuba demanding that Prime Minister Theresa May speak out against concentration camps.
Lord Waheed Alli, Uk’s first gay peer, told PinkNews he wrote to over 300 MPs and colleagues.
He called on them to pressure the UN to investigate what has been happening in the region.
He also emphasised importance of showing up in the streets, “When you hear the stories of concentration camps and gay men being rounded up and beaten tortured and killed, it’s the responsibility of everyone to come out and say ‘we don’t accept that behaviour, we won’t tolerate concentration camps.’”