Russia
Uzbekistan
Croatia
Kosovo
Albania
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan
Macedonia
Stories of LGBT people who decide to step out of the shadows in countries with high levels of homo-, bi-and transphobia. They chose unmasked life despite the difficulties they encountered. Thanks to them, the LGBT community and its problems become visible.
Created by a group of journalists under the EuropeLab project in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Your story can inspire others
It is not necessary to become completely public. Any openness - to yourself, to close ones, friends - gradually leads society to a greater acceptance of diversity and non-polarity. Therefore, we collect the stories of LGBT people who decided to be open in countries with a high level of homo-, bi-, transphobia.

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Created under the EuropeLab project in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Project coordination, editing: Anastasiia Sechina. Coordination the Balkan part of the project, editing: Bojan Stojkovski. Texts: Alexandra Titova, Viktor Yovanov, Vladimir Sokolov, Daniil Zhigalin, Dardan Khoti, Darina Solod, Kiki Milona, Mare Knezhevich, Mikhail Danilovich, Bojan Stojkovski. Photo: Dmitry Andreev, Zarina Milibaeva, Mirsad Bekiri, Tilek Beishenaliev, Philip Nedelkowski, Yuna Korosteleva, Yaroslav Chernov. Translation: Almir Almambetov, Zhavokhir Ochilov, Irina Galina, Kairat Zamirbekov, Fitore Misini. Illustrations and design: Natalia Makarikhina