What It’s Like to Grow Up Gay in Russia

For this week’s Longreads Member Pick we are proud to feature a chapter from Gay Propaganda, a new collection of original stories, interviews and testimonials from LGBT Russians both living there and in exile. The book was edited by Masha Gessen and Joseph Huff-Hannon, and will be published by OR Books in February. We’d like to thank them for sharing this chapter with Longreads Members. 

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Source: OR Books
Published: Jan 30, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2,575 words)