DeRay Mckesson
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St. Petersburg

Organizers of the International Queer Culture Festival in St. Petersburg gracefully faced down bullies with courage, determination and help from police, American and European diplomatic missions, as well as friendly passersby.

September 20 2014 4:21 AM

St. Petersburg, the city that gave birth to Russia's first antigay law, has now held Russia's first Pride rally without violence.

7:21 PM

The melee resulted in 67 people from both sides being detained by police.

October 12 2013 1:03 PM
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