Glorious Photo Series Protests Russian Anti-LGBT Laws

Defiant, powerful and gloriously triumphant, Roman Gunt and Nick Gavrilov’s new photo series captures young couples kissing in front of various state institutions, landmarks and more—in support of Chechnya’s queer youth and in protest of Russia’s anti-LBGTQ+ laws. Debuting exclusively at Dazed, the images are “subversive postcards of radical love.” Created as a response to the prosecution and torture of LGBTQ+ people in Chechnya, the series is ultimately meant to be hopeful and celebratory, with Gavrilov saying, “The LGBTQ+ community is now growing and becoming stronger in Russia, and the most important thing is to support them. We wanted to channel positive energy that would affect the future generations.” Read and see more at Dazed.