Metro Weekly

“Part of the community goes back into the closet” — How the St. Petersburg gay ban is impacting the community

“Part of the community just goes back into the closest and tries to hide even more than they did before. And, part of the community becomes more active than they ever were, or becomes active for the first time.”

Olga Lenkova, of the Russian gay rights group Vykhod (“Coming Out”), on how the new St. Petersburg ban on public display of “gay propaganda” is affecting the community. Source: Voice of America.

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