Extreme Russia: Gay & Under Attack

Sep 13, 2023 | Social, Videos

Russia is a vast and diverse country that has been in the headlines of late due to its leader Vladimir Putin being recently sworn in for his third term as president. Relations between Russia and the West have been tense, and while sanctions are on the table, television personality Reggie Yates sets out to discover what life is truly like for young people – particularly those who identify as LGBTQ+.

In 2013, it became illegal to tell anyone under eighteen that being homosexual was in any way normal. This law has made things difficult for many members of the Russian LGBTQ+ community who are often subject to discrimination and violence. Yates set off on a mission to meet with some of the homophobes actively out there attacking this community, as well as discovering more about how such a law reflects the wider attitudes within Russia towards homosexuality.

This documentary film is essential viewing for anyone wanting to gain further insight into Russia’s current state of affairs and its stance towards homosexuality – something which is rarely discussed in mainstream media. Viewers will get an up-close look at what life is like inside Russia’s borders today, through interviews with individuals from all walks of life. It also provides an opportunity to learn more about what it means to be part of Russia’s LGBTQ+ community and how they are striving for acceptance in a country that does not always welcome them with open arms.

For those looking for an eye-opening look at what life is really like in Russia now that Putin has returned to power, this documentary holds many fascinating revelations about a country that continues to remain largely misunderstood by much of the world. Be sure not to miss out on your chance to watch Reggie Yates’ powerful exploration into one of today’s most controversial subjects – tune into his new documentary now!

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