This proposed bill is a leap backwards for trans rights in Russia
Proposed under the guise of “strengthening the institution of family”, the Russian government’s latest anti-LGBTQ+ move will drastically affect the livelihoods of its trans citizens. Here’s how you can help.
The artist archiving Black queer history as it happens right now
Through her project, Pur·suit, Naima Green builds a rich, nuanced picture of what Black LGBTQ+ life looks like in Brooklyn today, so that no one can deny its existence tomorrow.
Yulia Tsvetkova’s trial is a showdown for freedom of expression in Russia
The 27-year-old artist is facing six years in prison for distributing “pornographic material” online. We speak to members of the country’s feminist and LGBTQ+ creative communities about why what happens next is a watershed moment for Russia’s youth.
NSFW photographs of the youth challenging Russia’s sexual status quo
Nick Gavrilov and Generation Z’s Project X shows how sex has become an act of protest against the country’s stern morality codes.
The graduate designer broadening the horizons of what butch means today
Drawing inspiration from the history of the lesbian and non-binary communities, Ella Boucht is advancing the conversation around ‘butch’ identity through fashion.
Meet the artists driving Russia’s new wave of queer music
From dreamy 80s-inspired pop to sweaty basement raves, the country’s LGBT+ music and nightlife scene is changing how the world looks at Russian youth.
The film exploring what mental health means for youth in the digital age
Tracing the stories of three protagonists in Moscow, Berlin and New York, Nadia Bedzhanova’s ‘Beware of Dog’ tackles themes of isolation, addiction and compulsion.
looking back on the protests and politics of the russian world cup
How did ordinary Russians feel about it? And how did Pussy Riot’s pitch invasion figure in the country’s tradition of performance protest art?
moscow is more diverse than you imagined
Often stereotyped as completely white, we meet youth from across the world who’ve made Moscow home.
russian punk youth on tour
Photographer and Gosha Rubchinskiy collaborator Sasha Mademuaselle documents Russia’s punk youth as they travel around the old East Bloc.
dancing for freedom in tbilisi
At the weekend, Georgian youth threw a protest rave outside Parliament after armed police stormed a Tbilisi nightclub. Following the protest, i-D talked to Tbilisi’s creative youth about what happened, and what's next.
how 032c magazine became the most coveted clothing line for the post-vetements generation
The magazine’s founders Joerg and Maria Koch discuss turning their cult publication into a line of clothing with an upcoming presentation at Pitti.