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Chechnyan Persecution of LGBTQ People

CBST's commitment to being "a bold spiritual community of resistance and love" makes a difference to us, to our city and our country, to the Jewish world, and to LGBTQ people around the globe. Our close connection to RUSA LGBT better enables us to support LGBTQ people in and from the former Soviet Union. Right now, we invite everyone to donate to the Russian LGBT Network, on behalf of persecuted gay men in Chechnya and the Russian activists working to rescue them. 

On May 11, 2017 CBST hosted an urgent conference call about government-sponsored persecution of LGBTQ people in Chechnya.  Senior Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum facilitated a conversation with presenters Lyosha Gorshkov, Co-President of RUSA LGBT, from New York City.  

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