On the Frontiers of the “Russian World”
How homosexuality got caught up in the war in eastern Ukraine
In and Out In ‘90s Russia
An observer looks back on what’s changed, and what hasn’t, for gays in Russia
The Absent Activists
Silicon Valley’s extraordinarily wealthy and powerful companies, which have advocated forcefully for LGBTQ rights throughout America, are remaining silent about Putin’s anti-gay laws as they pursue the Russian market
Ukraine’s LGBT community depends on the West to defend their rights
Murder after the Revolution
Since Ukraine’s 2014 revolution, the number of killings of gay men has exploded. How Ukraine responds will help determine the country’s political trajectory—as a part of Europe or spinning toward Russia.
Kiev’s Equality March Passes Peacefully
Opposition from foreign and domestic forces arrayed against LGBTQ rights failed to disrupt an annual march in Kiev, bolstering Ukraine’s halting efforts to align with the West.