Yes, you read well. A QUEER culture festival in Saint Petersburg… attended by 2700 people. Photographers, dancers, poets, scientists, musicians from Russia, Sweden, Israel, France and Italy delighted and inspired audiences for 10 days. At least 160 publications have been printed publications in major St. Petersburg newspapers and lifetime magazines, as well as on the internet media. Most encouraging of all, 90% of all these publications are clearly non-homophobic reports – not scandalous or “yellow-press”, the like of which has never before been seen in Russia! 16 300 people visited the site of the Festival www.queerfest.ru. All this makes the Festival an unprecedented success in drawing attention to LGBT rights in Russia.
The last posters in town – before they were taken by the fans after the Show… even if the picture has some rehabilitation traces of Photoshop, they obviously loved the picture by Christiane Stephan! We had indeed to erase the title which was originally painted on my body.. no, i won’t tell you what!