In October 6th 2013 Dalston Superstore, Culture Device, The queer archive and TEDxHackney presented a day of talks on a subject close to our hearts. Most news-conscious people are all too aware of the current anti-LGBT atrocities being committed in Russia. With the Winter Olympics rapidly approaching and potentially putting both fans and athletes in real personal danger, now is the time for action.
As the host borough for the Olympics last year, Hackney is an ideal place for discussions on this subject to take place.
TEDxHackney, Dalston Superstore, The Queer Archive and Culture Device collaborated to create an event to tackle the humanitarian crisis of the LGBT community of Russia featuring a whole host of influential speakers, activists, and artists to look into this crisis and help find a solution and raise awareness.