SIBLINGS: A Benefit for Our Queer Family in Chechnya

By Andrew Cottrill . June 19, 2017

‘They Told Me I Wasn’t A Human Being’. This is the situation homosexual people are living with in Chechnya.

This gives the Chechen government the rationale to bundle them into a van to be tortured or worse. And it’s time we, us enlightened Berliners, did something to help our queer family in Chechnya.

SIBLINGS, this Thursday 22nd at Salon zur wilden Renate, is a solidarity party that aims to raise money for the Russian LGBT Network, who aim to help gay Chechens escape state-ran persecution and relocate to safety. This is an expensive task and requires all our help to fund the safe evacuation of as many people as possible.

Organised by Joey Hansom, SADO OPERA and the Wilde Renate family, this event will feature the following DJ line up:

Discodromo | Wolfgang Tillmans | DJ Ipek | Warbear | Gloria Viagra
Perera Elsewhere | Khan of Finland | Joey Hansom | Larry & Yong
SADO OPERA | kos_mic q’andi | Mikey Woodbridge | Icky | Luz

SADO OPERA Chechnya Siblings

Entrance costs however much you’d like to donate and the party runs from 6pm till midnight (after which the normal Renate night begins and you can stay for free). All money collected on the door for SIBLINGS will go straight to the Russian LGBT Network.

This night is about raising as much money as possible. To that end, the participating DJs are waiving their usual payment, the Renate team has offered the venue rent-free, and Stefan Fähler and Philip Marshall have designed the poster without payment.

“This benefit party brings an opportunity for Berliners to show solidarity. The city’s multifaceted LGBTI and queer communities and our allies are coming together for one evening to make a positive impact.”

Joey Hansom Siblings Chechnya
Joey Hansom

Visit the event on Facebook.

Siblings: A benefit for our queer family in Chechnya
Thursday 22 June 2017 18:00 – 24:00
Salon zur wilden Renate + Garden
Alt-Stralau 70
S-Ostkreuz / S-Treptower Park


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