LGBTQ Chechens struggle to find their footing after fleeing to Canada - The Globe and Mail - Gay footing
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“The persecution and torture LGBTQ2 people faced in Chechnya is abhorrent," Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told The Globe in a statement. The federal government took real risks to bring these young men and women - further straining already sour relations with Russia. Especially in Germany, where gay rights already had a tenuous footing, they formed new organizations to advocate in public for their rights.