1. nikko says

    He’s a good man, that Alekseev. We need to get mad again and fight like he does. Now that’s courage.

  2. Francis says

    Agree, Nikko. He’s determined to not be a victim (and the LGBT community) of the extremist homophobia in Russia anymore. I have so much respect for him and his efforts.

  3. says

    Well he does go a bit over the top here.

    A few corrections: this is not just “an audience member,” but the woman who claims to be THE sexologist of Russia, who has written a book called “Gays and Lesbians” about how destructive gays are taking over TV, music, and the Duma and converting poor innocent straight kids. She’s Maggie Gallagher and Socarides combined.

    But Alekseev does call her a “scarecrow in a wig and a hat.” He could be more effective if he were less temperamental. He’s unfortunately alienated huge numbers of potential allies in Russia.

  4. says

    I’d have more respect for him if his Facebook posts didn’t so often slide into inflammatory anti-Semitic, misogynistic, anti-American rants and histrionics. Then, when he offends people and they argue back, he says they just can’t stand “free speech” and “the truth” (i.e. only his version of it). In other words, he needs and loves constant attention and will do anything to stay in the limelight, including alienating many gay Russians.

    That said, I heartily commend him for taking on the insanely homophobic attitudes of the Russian powers-that-be and so-called sex psychologists. Few can match his fearless outspokenness and non-stop activism.

  5. anon says

    Considering the lack of rights in general in the former USSR, and the fact they shoot journalists who investigate corruption, he has a long way to go.