LGBTI people have received death threats.
“We’ve had people say that if they find us, they’ll stab us.”
The diver is calling for homosexuality to be legalised around the world.
The two men were reportedly intimidated and harassed, with police storming their Moscow apartment and cutting off their electricity and internet.
Missing since August, the singer is feared to be a victim of the gay purge that Chechnya’s officials continue to deny.
He was reportedly detained and abused for two weeks.
Veteran queer journalist Liz MacKean has passed away at 52.
The small gathering of about 100 people in a park had been concerned about being attacked but were denied a police escort when they requested it.
President Ramzan Kadyrov has called on families of gay men to kill them despite ‘honour killings’ being illegal in Russia and Chechnya.