Episode 70 – Nikolai Alexseev – Russian Gay Activist

Nikolai Alexseev is a lawyer, journalist and gay activist and both the leader and face of the fight for LGBT rights in Russia. Nikolai discusses his fight for gay rights in Russia at great personal risk and often resulting in him and others being arrested.

 

Nikolai Alexseev with a pack of applications for the Moscow Pride 2009 during a May press conference

 

Nikolai Alexseev’s arrest at the first Moscow Pride on May 27, 2006

 

Nikolai Alexseev being interviewed after Moscow Pride 2008

 

Nikolai speaking at an LGBT conference held in Minsk in September 2009

 

Nikolai Alexseev at Warsaw Europride during the Summer in 2010

 

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Websites featured in this episode:
GayRussia

BBC Documentary on Being Gay in Uganda
Worst Place to be Gay aired Feb. 14, 2011

Articles and Video on Nikolai Alexseev and Moscow Gay Pride
Taking A Stand for Freedom, Dallas Voice, Feb 25 2011
Moscow Gay Pride 2010 – Video 1
Moscow Gay Pride 2010 – Video 2
Moscow Gay Pride 2008 Video
Gay Pride Wounded: Moscow Says No To Show 2008 Video
Slavic Gay Pride Moscow 2009

 

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