“I think, ‘I will never be like them. Never.’ Though I can live here, I can work here, have a house here, but my mind is not like theirs. Because we all come here with a little war inside and it never stops.” Elvira Brodskaya and her wife fled persecution in Russia and settled in New York. But even in the U.S., they can’t escape all the fears of their past.
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With the current, constant news about Trump and Russia, this book — about three journeys across Russia, the politics of the closet, and the personal/political — could not be more timely.
Warm weather, St. Vincent, brainwashing, bias, Mildred Dresselhaus, striking as privilege or not, can’t sell fear if no one buys it, and so much more!
t.A.t.U. news! You have no idea how happy I am right now.
From Russia to Pennsylvania, we’re all just trying to spoon.
Brush up on this year’s biggest news so you can impress that cute girl at your New Year’s Eve party.
Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow, two openly gay athletes, are representing the “diversity” of America.
This week, OINTB continues a takeover while Michelle Tea keeps on being amazing.
Russia just passed draconian anti-gay legislation. They’re also about to host the biggest international event in history. We look at the history of international responses to controversial Olympic hosts and ask — what now?
Homophobic legislation escalates and expands in Russia, despite the international attention for the 2014 Olympic Games. Four Dutch immigrants were recently arrested for filming a LGBT themed documentary.
The law would make it illegal to provide information to minors if it promotes “non-traditional sexual relationships” or provides “a distorted notion of social equivalence of traditional and non-traditional sexual relationships.”
“Though it’s got its share of pros and cons, the memories you make in this gorgeous city will stick with you forever.”
With the gay propaganda law set to pass, it doesn’t look like Russia’s going to be very inviting for queers going to the Olympic Games.