Russian Side by Side Festival starts new campaign
The Russian LGBT film festival Side by Side has started a new fundraising campaign, titled RESIST TO EXIST: Stop enforced Invisibility of LGBT community in Russia. Side by Side LGBT Film Festival has been working across Russia (Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Tomsk, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Archangelsk) since 2007, their main goal is to bring around change and play a pivotal role in breaking the silence on LGBT issues, stimulating dialogue and discussion within the public domain. In spite of the deteriorating situation and the continued crackdown Side by Side aims to maximize and extend the range of accurate information on LGBT and LGBT rights within the public space, challenging stereotypes and obsolete notions currently being expounded by conservative elements within society. The Side by Side festival was one of the Supported Projects by Movies that Matter in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Go here to read more about the campaign.