He explained that he grew up in a Pentecostal Christian family in rural Russia, that both his parents were pastors, and that he had just come out as gay on YouTube. Kolesov sent a link to the YouTube video — which he uploaded a day after his birthday — and said he hoped that it might at least help one child. It detailed the years he spent praying that God would take his homosexuality away, the depression he suffered, the five attempts to kill himself, and his reasons for speaking out now. He agreed to be interviewed on the phone at first, and then via Skype. It was just days after reports had emerged that the authorities in Chechnya were arresting , imprisoning and murdering gay men. His video reveals another, invisible kind of prison that exists in Russia for LGBT people — one of silence and fear.
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Natalia Sharandak, available on video from Frameline. Revealing interviews with six Russian lesbians who convey the hardships and joys of being a lesbian in Russia. While Tatjana speaks hesitantly about her sexuality, believing it to be a private matter, Muchabat charmingly flirts with the filmmaker, "We'll make the movie after we have sex, okay?
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