Tag: Russia

Russia where it’s thought only 1% of gay people dare comeout!

If you live in the UK. Please all watch this documentary on Channel 4Hunted (YouView app screenshot) called “Hunted” it’s on between 10:00pm and 11:00pm this Wednesday (5th February 2014).

On the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia is officially welcoming gay athletes and spectators. But in a country where it’s thought only 1% of gay people dare to live completely openly, it appears to be a hollow gesture. This Dispatches film – directed by Ben Steele and presented Liz MacKean – has gained unique access to the vigilante gangs that target gay men and women. This extraordinary film depicts a country troubled by disturbing violence and distressing intimidation. Six months after the Russian parliament unanimously passed a law to protect children from ‘non-traditional’ relationships, this film explores the terror that gay people in Russia are calling ‘hunting season’.

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