Anti-Gay Violence in Russia

If you have not yet read Jeff Sharlet’s disturbing new feature in GQ on anti-gay violence in Russia, you should. He details an unholy trinity between the government, which has banned “gay propaganda;” the Russian Orthodox Church; and lawless vigilantes who inflict unspeakable savagery, both psychological and physical, on their fellow citizens.

I had a fascinating conversation with him about it, and what it was like to report the story there, on this week’s