There’s courage for you


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Gay Activist notes that Aleksei Korolyov, 29, pictured left, and 33-year-old Bulat Barantayev, right, are thought to be the first LGBT people ever to stand for election to Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly. Both are gay rights activists who strongly object to Russia’s gay “propaganda” law.

Both activists are running for the pro-Europe People’s Freedom Party. Neither Mr Korolyov or Mr Barantayev believe they have any chance of being elected, but hope that by standing they will progress gay rights.