QueerFest St. Petersburg a Success Despite Evictions, Attacks
September 20 2014 3:21 AM ET

Russian QueerFest Prevails in Face of Intimidation

Thom Senzee

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.

Finally: Russia's First Nonviolent Pride Event
July 30 2014 6:21 PM ET

Russian City Hosts Pride With Shocking Outcome

Thom Senzee

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

LGBT Activists, Antigay Protesters Clash in St. Petersburg, Russia
October 12 2013 12:03 PM ET

LGBT Activists, Antigay Protesters Clash in Russia

Trudy Ring

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