A leading Russian actor says that he endorses a rerun of the Holocaust for gay people on behalf of his children, the latest outburst marking a rising tide of homophobia in the country.
Only a week after two men opened fire outside of popular gay club Central Station in Moscow, Russia, the same club has become
According to club administrators, the two men came for only one reason: "to shoot the club visitors," Queer Russia points
Against the backdrop of increasing, institutionalized homophobia in Russia, I looked for positive and realistic images of LGBT Russians. As a photography historian and film curator, I am aware of the potency of visual representation -- the affirming power of self-representation in particular.
Kirchick most recently discussed Russia's anti-gay sentiment in an article for the Daily Beast earlier this month. In it
I refuse to give my dollars to a country that diminishes free speech and basic humanity. So while I hope that the Olympic field of competition is fuller than ever, I also hope that the stadium is emptier, the profits at hotels and restaurants smaller, and the lines to buy souvenirs shorter.
Online commenters' shock and outrage mingled with genuine confusion as to how Russia could be so backward at a moment when the rest of the world -- and particularly the U.S. -- was making strides on gay rights.
"We do not like homosexuals," the leader of one local gathering explained, according to a HuffPost translation. "If it was
Updated story The bar's co-owner Art Johnston explained to the Windy City Times the decision is not an effort to spark a
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