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Leading Russian Gay Activist Arrested/Disappeared

Leading Russian gay activist and former Feast of Fun guest Nikolai Aleksyev was arrested and “disappeared” by Russian police yesterday as he attempted to travel abroad out of one of Moscow’s airports. Under Russian law, […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 13 years ago 2

FOF #1204 – The Russian Gay Bear Goes Grrr

Money is no object when it comes to stopping gay rights in Russia. Even though the Russian constitution guarantees the right to assembly, Moscow’s mayor has spent a lot of resources trying to stop the city’s annual Gay Pride Parade.

How did the Russian gays outwit the mayor? By setting up a smart mob! Listen to today’s show as activist Andy Thayer reveals the fascinating details on how they did it.

Russian Gays Outwit Police Dragnet To Hold Successful Pride Parade Without Arrests, Beatings

MOSCOW, Russia – Despite a vow by Moscow’s anti-gay mayor that it would not happen, 30 Russian lesbian, gay and bisexual activists foiled the police and FSB security services by holding a 10 minute flashmob […]

Posted in: News & Rumors, Politics & Activism 13 years ago 1

Russian Gays’ Courage Contrasts With the Shame of Western Embassies

MOSCOW, Russia, May 28th, eve of Gay Pride – This afternoon in their final court date before Moscow Pride, gays and lesbians here predictably were rejected once again by the authorities. The Tverskoi District Court […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 13 years ago 0

Moscow Gay Pride Launched with News Conference Denouncing Mayor’s 5th Ban of the Event

Russian gay leader vows, “Whatever the courts decide, the right to protest is guaranteed under the Russian constitution and we intend to exercise our rights.” U.S. gay activist Andy Thayer says “this Saturday, this gay […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 13 years ago 1

While Russian Gov’t Bigots Seem Steadfast, the Ground is Shifting Beneath Them

New protests are providing the fuel for progressive and legal change for gays in Russia. MOSCOW, Russia, early morning, 5/27/10 — While the bigoted mayor of this city has once again banned gay pride this […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 13 years ago 1

Russian Teens Accused of Cannibalism

Seven members of a Russian satanic sect have been accused of four murders which ended in a human flesh buffet! The town of Yaroslavl, Russia has been rocked to the core when the young people […]

Posted in: News & Rumors 13 years ago 1

Moscow Pride to Go on Despite Ban

Chicago activist Andy Thayer is traveling to Russia this week to participate in a gay pride demonstration on Saturday, May 29 that has been banned in Moscow. This the fifth year that Moscow authorities have […]

Posted in: News & Rumors, Politics & Activism 13 years ago 2

FOF #1119 – A Gay Mormon in Russia

Spending the winter in the coldest parts of Russia can be hard, especially when you’re a closeted gay Mormon. Today we’re joined by J Seth Anderson talking about being in Russia for two years while struggling with his sexuality and trying to convert Russians to Mormonism.

Plus: the hilarious Summer Nettles joins in to talk about Mariah Carey’s drunken speeches, Obama’s trannylicious appointee Amanda Simpson, and the viral video of the walrus working it out!

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast 14 years ago 38

Leningrad Cowboys: Sweet Home Alabama

Holy mother of the Kremlin! These cowboys are rasslin’ up some good times with bigger hairdos than Amy Winehouse. The Leningrad Cowboys is a Finnish rock and roll band formed in the 80s when the […]

Posted in: Music, Wow Factor 15 years ago 0