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Nine Pictures of Russians Protesting for Gay Rights

In The New Republic today, Julia Ioffe recounts eight horrifying and uplifting stories of being gay in the new Russia, amid hate crimes and the criminalization of "gay propaganda." Here are the Russian activists fighting against discrimination.

June 29, St. Petersburg. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images)

 
 

June 11, Moscow. (Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images) 

June 11, Moscow. (Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images) 

 

June 28, St. Petersburg. (Photos by Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images)

 

May 25, Moscow. (Photo by Kirril Kudrayetsev/AFP/Getty Images)

May 25, Moscow. (Photo by Andrey Smirnov/AFP/Getty Images)

January 22, Moscow. (Photo by Andrey Smirnov/AFP/Getty Images)

 
December 2012, Moscow. (Photo by Andrey Smirnov/AFP/Getty Images)
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