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St. Petersburg

Russian QueerFest Prevails in Face of Intimidation

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.

Russian City Hosts Pride With Shocking Outcome

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 Russia

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