Some wonderful writers of LGBTQ fiction have come together to create a charity anthology, Resist and Triumph, to benefit The Trevor Project and GLAAD, and I’m happy to tell you a little bit about it here. … Read more
The Advocate reports, “A Canadian human rights organization that assists LGBT people in escaping places where they face persecution is launching a campaign to help gay men get out of Chechnya, the semiautonomous Russian republic where at least 100 gay men have been arrested and detained recently.” … Read more
Are you an author who wants to raise funds to help LGBT Chechens escape persecution? This blog post offers ideas on ways to help. … Read more
Through April 23, Olivia Helling will be donating 100% of my royalties through all ebook retailers to the Russian LGBT Network to help.
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You may have heard that the Chechen government is rounding up and torturing gay/bi men. The New York Times reports at least 100 arrests and three deaths. Yesterday I began encouraging my friends on Facebook and Twitter to donate to the Russian LGBT Network, which is helping evacuate vulnerable LGBT people from Chechnya. I also decided to direct proceeds from my anthology Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love to the Russian LGBT Network through April 20, and I’ve been encouraging other authors to do something similar. I put together this FAQ to answer some of the questions that have come up. … Read more