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Young and Gay in Putin's Russia (Part 2/5)

Young and Gay in Putin's Russia (Part 2/5)

by VICE News
Jan 16 2014, 4:30pm

In part 2 we meet 17-year-old activist Nikita who has been labeled a "propagandist" because of his YouTube channel about LGBT rights. Part of his activism deals with teaching young homosexuals how to protect themselves online, particularly against vigilante groups like the neo-Nazi Occupy Pedofilyay who arrange meetings with gay men and teenagers, then make YouTube clips in which they abuse them, using methods ranging from "urine therapy" to fatal assaults.

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