Oct 12, 2007
Quickie Link: Alexeyev Discusses Struggle for GLBT Rights in Russia
(Russia) - When Russian gay activist Nikolai Alexeyev looks back on the last few years, he can be brutally honest. “If I knew in 2005, (that) it would have taken so long, I don’t know if I would have started,” he said last week. Alexeyev spoke Oct. 3 about the frustrating struggle GLBTs have been waging for equality in Russia at a talk sponsored by the Gay Liberation Movement at Berger Cultural Center in Edgewater. When homosexuality was decriminalized in 1993, according to Alexeyev, the Russian Gay community was not quite ready for what would come next. “To reach decriminalization was the final goal. No one was thinking about anything else,” he added.