Queer Power Chechnya Protest – Where next?

On Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 – 27th January – hundreds of people from London’s LGBT+ community and their allies protested outside the Russian Embassy in London against the new wave of brutal attacks against LGBT+ people that are taking place in Chechnya, Russia. The message was ‘NEVER AGAIN EVER!’ and ‘NONE OF US ARE FREE UNTIL WE ALL ARE!’ See full report here

Thank you for these fab photos Holly Buckle (book Holly at holly.buckle.18@ucl.ac.uk)

As we can see in the news and in our streets the struggle is far from over – the recent attack of the ‘Archangelsk LGBT community center’ in Russia and now Brunei’s new laws punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death and of course our ever growing austerity-driven hostile-envvironment hell for the LGBTQI+ community here in Britain – we need these targeted solidarity queer-power protests more and more!

As protests go it’s pretty easy to organise – we have the people, the giant flag, the shoes, the placards, the sound system, the press and of course FABULOUS ANGRY QUEERS!

Are you up for helping organise further protests? Please email queertoursoflondon@gmail.com ASAP – we need you!

Some people think that ‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time’ is just for exploring queer history – but we don’t rest on our laurels – we harness history as a propeller for change today. Get involved. Keep on mincing. Looking forward to hear from you 🙂 All details at www.queertoursoflondon.com – please support this Saturday April 6th 2pm Demonstration against the Sultan of Brunei and please support the Russian LGBT+ Network here

Thank you for these fab photos John Banyard and Steve Taylor for this photo above and the ones below!