Russia's "gay propaganda" law prevents LGBT+ people from coming together to advocate for their rights. In recent years, police have detained activists exercising their right to peacefully assemble and celebrate Pride.
St. Petersburg is one of the biggest cities in Russia and one that is known for its progressive culture. But LGBT+ people are still discriminated against, attacked, and even arrested when they attempt to celebrate Pride.
That's why we decided to bring Pride to St. Petersburg through All Out's global digital movement.
We created a virtual map to send a message of support and solidarity to Russian LGBT+ people. Over 6,000 people from 116 countries tagged themselves on the map and by doing so came together virtually in St. Petersburg in a huge, colorful display of solidarity with LGBT+ people who are not allowed to celebrate Pride.