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.”
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Lots of gay Russia updates as Obama prepares to meet gay groups in St. Petersburg

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Irish and Swedes rock, Russian activists protest G20, religious right thinks it’s a “human rights group.”
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Putin forced to give interview about gays, Olympics

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Or as Putin calls gays, “these people.”
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.
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Russian gay activist Alexeyev has no memory of quitting LGBT movement 4 days ago

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Alexeyev on Twitter: “I decided to leave LGBT activism. Within 24 hours this Twitter account will be closed.”
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