Children-404: The (in)visible pride of Russian LGBT teens

Russia represents a blatant illustration of state-sponsored homophobia. I interview Yelena Klimova, a founder of an online support group Children-404, to reveal the main challenges for LGBT activists in Russia. In such a hostile context, a simple like is a sign of enormous courage to publicly express one’s solidarity with the often ignored LGBT community.

Russia represents a blatant illustration of state-sponsored homophobia. Enacted in 2013 with an approval of the President Vladimir Putin, the ban of propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships to minors, triggered a wave of hate crimes against sexual minority groups. The discriminatory legislative initiative Continue reading “Children-404: The (in)visible pride of Russian LGBT teens”