LGBTQ+ Russians are “ordinary people” in new photo book working to combat rising hate in the country


Photographer Ksenia Kuleshova calls the subjects in her new book, Ordinary People, her “heroes.” That’s how she described them even before the Russian Supreme Court declared the “international LGBT social movement” an “extremist organization” at the behest of President Vladimir Putin’s Ministry of Justice last week. Beginning in 2013 with the passage of legislation banning so-called “gay propaganda” in the presence of children, Russia has been steadily increasing political hostility toward the LGBTQ+ community. Last year, the propaganda law was expanded to effectively outlaw all public expressions of support for LGBTQ+ people, and earlier this year, Putin signed a law banning gender-affirming care and denying transgender people the right to marry or adopt children.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 07/19/2024
Capitol Hill, Liberia, July 19, 2024 – Liberia’s House of Representatives has instructed its committees on Gender, Health, and Judiciary to review the request …
Added on: 07/19/2024
The military junta ruling the West African county of Burkina Faso announced that homosexual acts will now be a punishable offense. As such, the …
Added on: 07/19/2024
LONDON – Donald Trump’s decision to name J.D. Vance as his running mate for November’s U.S. election has been criticised by LGBTQ+ advocacy groups, …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 07/18/2024
The Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled that Aruba and Curaçao must allow same-sex couples to marry, overturning an existing prohibition on the practice …
Added on: 07/16/2024
The Government of Albania has made notable strides in creating a framework to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, more …
Added on: 07/15/2024
The Queer Amsterdam foundation has pulled out of organising this year’s Pride Walk, one of the highlights of the annual Pride celebrations in the capital, …