The first month of 2019 was a busy and often frightening one for journalists who write about LGBTQ life in the Russian-speaking world. While escalating arrests, torture, and killings of suspected gay and lesbian citizens in Chechnya made headlines, a number of publications also stepped beyond the Caucasus to report on queer and trans history in a variety of times and places. Here, Hilah Kohen summarizes two recent Russian-language stories on LGBTQ life at length and briefly describes four English-language pieces.
Queerness from Prussia in 1812 to Kyrgyzstan in 2019. ‘Meduza’ summarizes the latest features on LGBTQ issues in and near Russia
February 12, 2019 | Meduza | Shares: 31