• London Fringe

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022. 7:30-11 PM EST - LGBTQIA+ History Month Special RUSSIA IN SEARCH FOR EQUALITY at the Glory with Sergey Khazov-Cassia, Reka Valerik, Reuben Woolley, Victoria Suvoroff and Dan Glass

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The Glory and ACT UP London are proud to welcome Russian journalist and writer Sergey Khazov-Cassia and documetalist from Chechnya Reka Valerik for LGBTQIA+ History Month and the 50th anniversary of Pride in Britain. The evening will start with a reading from Sergey Khazov-Cassia translated to English by Reuben Woolley, followed by a film screening of Reka Valerik.

Sergey Khazov-Cassia is an award-winning Russian journalist and writer living in Moscow and working for Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty. He is the author of two novels : A Different Childhood (2014) and The Gospel according to (2016).

Reuben Woolley is a translator from Russian. He is currently translating Sergeys The Gospel According To.

Reka Valerik is a filmmaker from Chechnya living in Europe. His film Silent Voice tells a story of Khavaj, a young MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter, who fled Chechnya when his brother discovered his homosexuality and promised to kill him, under the persecution of Kadyrovs regime.

Victoria Suvoroff will represent Moscow Community Center for LGBTQ+ Initiatives. She holds an MRes in Arts and Cultural Research from the University of Brighton, UK.

The evening will be hosted by Dan Glass, Gay Liberation Front activist, co-founder of 'Queer Tours of London - A Mince Through Time and Bender Defenders and author of United Queerdom From the Legends of the Gay Liberation Front to the Queers of Tomorrow followed with Q+A exploring how we can build solidarity both in our own countries and communities and from overseas on this special anniversary.

The Glory has a number of measures that need to be adhered to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. You will be asked to adhere to physical distancing guidelines and

- stay seated at your chosen table

- order drinks via the app

- not stand up or move around the venue unless you need to use the toilet facilities


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