The State Department has issued ongoing concerns about the situation in Chechnya but would not comment on the visa issue as "records are confidential under USA law".
Reports of gay men being tortured and imprisoned in Chechnya have been appearing for months, with horrifying first person accounts of former prisoners who had fled the regime of ultra-conservative nightmare president, Ramzan Kadyrov.
The Russia LGBT Network says that it has helped 40 gay and bi Chechen men flee persecution at the hands of the semi-autonomous Russian state.
A Russia LGBT Network spokesperson explained to BuzzFeed News that there are about 40 Chechens hiding in different areas of Russia, trying to secure visas so they can flee the country.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told Baltic News ServiceWednesday that Lithuania granted visas to "two natives of Chechnya who suffered persecution due to their sexual orientation".
The Chechen government has previously denied any violence against gay people in his region, saying there is not violence because gay people do not exist there.
Since then, we've seen reports of Chechen officials telling parents to kill their gay children or police will.
In response to the abduction, torture and killing of gay men in Chechnya, the Amnesty on Campus group at Victoria University is hosting a sit-in on Saturday 20 May. "The number of sources and the consistency of the stories leaves us with no doubt that these devastating developments have indeed occurred".
"The United States continues to be concerned about the situation in the Republic of Chechnya, where credible reports indicate at least 100 men have been detained on the basis of their sexual orientation", the State Department spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.
Spokeswoman Svetlana Zakharova told Buzzfeed that "negotiations have been difficult" with representatives of countries that could provide safe refuge.
While the reports drew widespread condemnation, including sharp rebuke from U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, the White House was conspicuously quiet on the matter.