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WATCH: Queer Russians Brawl With Churchies, Skinheads In “I’ve Only Just Begun”

Well, this is remarkable, even without any context: A bunch of determined queers on a resolute march to St. Petersburg are unafraid to tussle with the creeps who stand in their way. Why? Who? What? How? That’s not entirely clear—but, gosh, it sure is pretty.

According to the opening titles, “I’ve Only Just Begun” is a response to the city’s new gay-propaganda law, which bans the promotion of homosexuality to minors. In protest, activist Venuz Volgar marches to Saint Petersburg to rescue, um, someone. He’s joined by a pack of drag queens, muscle boys and the longest-burning cigarette in history.

Fisticuffs ensue when they encounter homophobes along the way.

Why do we love this so much? Because lately, it seems like queerness has been getting less and less queer; and every now and then it’s nice to be reminded of the thrill of being different. Gay doesn’t have to mean white-picket fences and nuclear families. Although it’s lovely when it does.

On:           Aug 11, 2012
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    • iDavid

      It’s sad that both sides have done exactly what the Abramic God of war and conflict wants, to have us fight. Jesus tried to tell us it was an evil God and love each other regardless. It was the best he could do before he was killed for trying to blow the lid off the entire scam. Best to dismiss asinine rubbish rather than adore it thru engaging in it’s desire for conflict. We’re puppets, body ones.

      Aug 11, 2012 at 8:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iDavid

      body = bloody

      Aug 11, 2012 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neko

      Very Pretty . Love the video .

      Aug 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice


      Aug 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • harry

      very moving! empowering!

      Aug 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neko

      cant wait to see more

      Aug 12, 2012 at 12:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MoJo


      Aug 12, 2012 at 1:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark

      @iDavid: yes! Abrahamic religions are cause of homophobia.

      Aug 12, 2012 at 5:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom

      Totally fierce! I love it!

      Aug 12, 2012 at 10:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miguel

      Incredible.So artistic and beautiful.

      Aug 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dennis Velco


      Thanks for this article and your reporting. What you do is appreciated.

      I posted it to my LGBT Group on LinkedIn to spur members to read your article and to make comment. I also scooped it at Scoop.It on my LGBT Times news mashup.

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      It’s core value is – Visibility can lead to awareness which can lead to equality. Come stand with us and increase our visibility on the globe’s largest professional networking site. Be a professional who just happens to be LGBT – or a welcomed community ally.

      Aug 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ronsfo

      Prophetic, inspiring and revolutionary. History is seldom learned, all too often in humankind it is relived.

      Such beautiful high production quality work.

      Aug 13, 2012 at 1:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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