Russia’s new scapegoats
A Russian journalist is murdered in St. Petersburg – not for what he’s reported, but for being gay. Reveal exposes what it’s really like to be gay in Russia and neighboring countries today, where hateful rhetoric against the LGBT community appears on a daily basis on TV and out of the mouths of politicians. Reveal traces the roots of the anti-gay movement and shows how President Vladimir Putin uses this agenda to quash political dissent, exert influence on neighboring nations and bash the West.
Content advisory: This show concerns discrimination against LGBT people in Russia. In order to allow listeners to understand the extent of the discrimination, the show includes interviews with people promoting the anti-LGBT agenda, who use bigoted, offensive language.