Russian-Speaking LGBT Community Shows Pride

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On May 20, 2017, the Russian-speaking LGBT community organized the first-ever pride parade in Brighton Beach.

Vulnerable to persecution in Russia and other states in Eurasia, Russian-speaking members of the LGBT community are starting to make their voices heard in the city with the largest Diaspora population in the United States, spreading a message of tolerance and inclusion.

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Masha Udensiva-Brenner is a freelance writer and editor in New York. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, the New Republic, and Tablet. Maria Mammina is the Digital Content Editor at and a freelance photographer.

Russian-Speaking LGBT Community Shows Pride

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