Russian journalist and activist Masha Gessen speaking at the Queer Nation NY RUSA LGBT Town Hall Meeting, August 21, 2013.

“Get us the hell out of here,” pleads Russian gay activist Gessen

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On former activist Nikolai Alexeyev: “At this point he’s being used as a spokesperson for the Kremlin.”
Russian journalist and activist Masha Gessen speaking at the Queer Nation NY RUSA LGBT Town Hall Meeting, August 21, 2013.

Eric Sasson on the future of Russian gays in the post-Alexeyev era

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How does the Russian LGBT community move forward when its most prominent voice loses his credibility?
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Russians charge 24 y.o. under anti-gay propaganda law

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News of the charges came less than 24 hours after Russian activist Alexeyev claimed law wouldn’t be applied.
Russian LGBT leader Masha Gessen, who is working with a coalition of nearly three dozen Russian activists, under the rubric of RUSA LGBT, to fight Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law.

Must-see: Russian journalist/lesbian activist Masha Gessen on Chris Hayes’ show (video)

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Gessen: International pressure “can prevent the passage of further [anti-gay] laws” in Russia.
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Hot models and smart lesbians, a very Russian open thread (video)

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Russian Masha Gessen talks about taking on Russia’s homophobia, and a Belgium designer makes protest underwear.
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