trump/pence policy is already affecting LGBT lives in Chechnya

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/05/16/heres-how-trumppence-policy-is-already-affecting-lgbt-lives-in-chechnya/?utm_term=.a6e496e16b65

“In March, U.S. newspapers reported that LGBT people would no longer be counted in the 2020 Census. De-identifying LGBTs can be a step toward making collective organizing impossible — and enabling persecution. Chechnya’s alleged “LGBT cleansing” campaign shows us how denying a group’s existence can make it easier to persecute its members.”

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