Irish actor Dermot Magennis bombards Russia's homophobic president with f-bombs in 'The Putin Rap.'
In two demonstrations in Moscow and St. Petersburg, LGBT activists were arrested for violating Russia's ban on so-called gay propaganda. Meanwhile, antigay demonstrators picketing in Sochi were ignored by police.
Russia may have adopted a few modern trappings, but this in-depth look examines how LGBT lives there have only gotten worse in the last several decades.
Kargelstev's photos of his friends and lovers explore the instant nostalgia found in Polaroids.