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The Fear of Being Gay in Russia

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2015
From The Left

Moscow’s first gay pride parade was held in May 2006, thirteen years after homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia. It was supposed to be a joyous occasion, the beginning of a new era of openness for the LGBT community.
It didn’t quite work out that way. LGBT marchers that day clashed with riot police, who tried to stop the event. “We disturbed something very deeply rooted in Russian society, some very evil power of intolerance and violence,” says Nikolai Baev, a prominent

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http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/russia-putin-lgbt-violence-116202.html

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