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Ask Us Questions About Our Film 'Young and Gay in Putin's Russia'

On Tuesday evening, host Milène Larsson will answer as many of them as she can.
January 24, 2014, 10:38am

When Russian President Vladimir Putin banned gay "propaganda" in June last year, Russia's LGBT community went from being a stigmatised fringe group to full-blown enemies of the state. Homophobia becoming legislation means it’s now not only accepted in Russia but actively encouraged, which has led to a depressing rise in homophobic attacks and murders.

We travelled to Russia ahead of February's Sochi Winter Olympics to investigate the effects of the country's state-sanctioned homophobia. There, we met everyone from young members of Moscow's LGBT community and core gay rights activists, to one of Putin's spin doctors and the lawmaker behind the repressive anti-gay propaganda law.

If you haven't watched it yet, you should (it's even embedded up the top there to make it easy for you). Once you've done that, head over to CNN's website. There, you can leave any questions you have about the documentary in the comments section of this article, and on Tuesday evening the film's host Milène Larsson will be answering as many of them as she can.