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 …

Illustrator Paul Tuller’s LGBTQ Chechnya T-Shirt

An important message attached to a necessary charity

In response to ​Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s statement that no gay people exist in Chechnya—and frequent reports that the region’s queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller has created a LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100% of proceeds from the shirt’s sales will be donated to The Russian LGBT Network, an NGO that has been working to extract members of the queer community from …

‘Tundra Kids’ Captures the Double Lives of Russia’s Nenets Children

Proving that taking school portraits is awkward and silly no matter where you are on Earth is “Tundra Kids”—a photo series of Russia’s indigenous Nenets children during their months-long stay at boarding school. By Japanese photographer Ikuru Kuwajima, the series captures the striking contrast between the kids’ lives at home—where they herd reindeer, hunt and live off the land—and their time spent sitting in classrooms …