LGBT Russians are a focus of new crisis-reporting project

A project to document the problems faced by Russian LGBTQ communities is taking place.

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Vika, a trans woman in Moscow, is a subject of some of the first reporting by Coda Story on what LGBT people currently undergo in Russia. Click the image to go to the Coda Story fund drive. (Photo courtesy of Coda Story) Vika, 48, a trans woman in Moscow, is a subject of some of the first reporting by Coda Story on what LGBT people currently undergo in Russia and other former Soviet countries. Click the image to learn more about the project. (Photo courtesy of Coda Story)

Violations of the human rights of LGBT people in Russia and other former Soviet nations will be the focus of a pilot reporting project over the next three months, with support from a $35,000 crowdfunding campaign.

Already, according to the startup media enterprise known as Coda Story, “we have  writers, videographers, and photographers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga, Tbilisi and elsewhere working on exciting stories for our launch.”

Here is Coda Story’s description of its startup project, #LGBTcrisis, which so far has attracted $15,570 in contributions on Indiegogo:

Crowdfunding campaign launched for 3-month investigation of LGBT rights crisis in Russia and the former Soviet…

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