Elena Grigorieva, 41, only came out in January this year. She was last seen in the company of her girlfriend and four men, drinking spirits on a bench on the street near her home on Saturday evening. The last of them came three days before her death. It was online until just a week ago. The Independent has seen the detail of some of the private threats made to Ms Grigorieva.
Prominent LGBT+ activist murdered in St Petersburg | The Independent
Resources for lesbians and bisexual women in Tampa Bay. I moved to Tampa from one of the gay-friendliest cities in the country — Seattle — the same year then-County Commissioner Ronda Storms was banning gay pride. But hate doesn't just spring from outside a community. I found that the gay and lesbian community in Seattle, with its seemingly open possibilities, limited itself by its labels and was unforgiving to those who did not fit neatly into one of them.
A woman who is detained in Britain could be sent back to Russia in a matter of days despite claiming that her life is in danger in her home country. Irina Putilova, a year-old bisexual activist, left St Petersburg six months ago, after fearing for her safety. Ms Putilova, who is involved with a number of gender equality and anti-authoritarian movements in Russia, says she was been followed, threatened, arrested and beaten up by the Russian police for her activism.
I arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 5, where I eagerly met the new host family that I would be living with for the next three and a half months. For those of you staying in different parts of the city, it helps to be aware that the metro closes at 12 pm and that bridges leading back to specific islands go up, and could leave you stranded. Try to book a hostel or hotel in the center of the city so that you can avoid these hassles because who really wants to go home before midnight anyway? Tri El 5-aya Sovetskaya Ul.