Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that gays “can feel safe” at the Sochi Winter Olympics next month. His comments were aimed at easing international concern over the treatment of the LGBT community in Russia following the introduction of a law banning “gay propaganda” and reports of an uptick in attacks against gays there.
But what is the situation really like for gay people in Russia? And are things really getting worse? Milene Larsson, contributor to HBO show VICE, has recently returned from Russia where she filmed the documentary “Young and Gay,” and she’ll be answering GPS readers’ questions on the issue.
Please leave your questions for her in the comment section below.