""The real fear I experienced was not for myself, it was for the one I love. Now, in Russia, holding hands is dangerous for us. But if the goal of these attackers was to separate us, they failed. They only made our relationship stronger." - O.
@hammond_robin traveled to seven countries where persecution of #LGBTI people is widespread. In each place, local activists introduced him to survivors of discrimination like D. and O., pictured here, a lesbian couple in St. Petersburg. They were violently attacked by two men for holding hands on the street. One of the attackers shouted, "No LGBT." We're sharing @hammond_robin's portraits from places @whereloveisillegal this #nytweekender." By nytimes on Instagram.
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