Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens Blog Tour
Tour dates: May
Gay and bi men are under attack in Chechnya, part of the Russian Federation. The Washington Post reports that the government is rounding them up in torture camps, with at least 100 arrests and three deaths. The need to evacuate vulnerable Chechens is urgent. Ninety people so far have sought help from the Russian LGBT Network, and three to five new Chechens reach out to the network's hotline each day for assistance.
Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens have joined together to raise funds for the Russian LGBT Network, ILGA-Europe and Rainbow Railroad, which are helping LGBT Chechens escape to safety.
This consists of an ongoing fundraiser by authors who are donating a percentage of their book proceeds to these organizations (which goes beyond May 13) and an online charity auction from May 5 to May 13 (ending noon CDT—US Central Daylight time.)
Please sign up below if you are willing to feature Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens on your website or blog. We welcome anyone and everyone to help out. Review sites and writers are obviously welcome to post about this event, but so are readers, people who blog about LGBT issues but don't usually blog about books, people who care about human rights, and so forth.
Pick a date when you would like to post about Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens
For dates after May 13, just pick a date and write it in "other" (e.g. "May 27"). We will be fundraising through royalty donations through the end of May and are happy to provide guest posts throughout the month.
May 12—Last day to post about auction in US and Europe
May 13—Last day to post about auction in Australia and New Zealand
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You have the option of writing an original post in your own words (preferred) or using a generic post that we send you. We strongly encourage original posts, which can be as short as one or two paragraphs, since you know best how to connect with your readers about this issue. Original posts also tend to be more visible in search results when people search Google or Bing, and that could help boost our fundraising efforts. When writing your original post, you are of course welcome to excerpt any material from our websites. We also have news articles that may be helpful to you listed at
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To talk about the amount of money raised, etc.
If you have any questions, please contact Dale Cameron Lowry (dale@DaleCameronLowry.com) and Olivia Helling (
Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens: Now—May 13 and beyond
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