This is a pdf copy of an article written for Out/Look Magazine from their 1992 winter archives. The article is about the 1991 International Gay and Lesbian Symposium and Film Festival in the Soviet Union. The event was advertised as: "Turn Red Squares Into Pink Triangles." It was the conference that wasn't expected to "come off", but "would be earth-shattering" if it did. Read on to learn more about the event dubbed the "Soviet Stonewall"...
About the authors:
Julie Dorf is an international human rights advocate and the founding executive director of OutRight Action International (then known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission). Dorf started the organization in 1990 and served as executive director until 2000.
Masha Gessen is a Russian and American journalist, author, translator and activist who has been an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. Gessen helped found the Pink Triangle Campaign and has written extensively on LGBT rights. Described as "Russia's leading LGBT rights activist," she has said that for many years she was "probably the only publicly out gay person in the whole country."
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Published on July 12, 2017 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization