When leaving a concert, D&O were attacked in the street by two men who saw them holding hands. One attacker beat them, the other filmed the incident on his smartphone. The assailant yelled 'No LGBT!" and threatened to kill the couple if he ever saw them again. "After the attack, I felt even more strongly how dear D is to me, and how scary the thought that I could lose her. The worst thing that I felt was an absolute inability to protect the one I loved, or even myself. Yes, now I look back on the street and look at every passing male as a possible source of danger. I realized that there are defective people who can pounce on us just because we are lesbians. But every time, now when I'm in the street, when I take her by the hand, I do it consciously, it is my choice. D, hold my hand, this is my reward for your courage."
St Petersburg, Russia Where Love Is Illegal (WLII) series

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