On 20 May in the club "Three monkeys" Gay.ru celebrated their seventh anniversary. The party was a success! The club had perhaps never seen a crowd such as the one that gathered on thursday night. Gay.ru received wishes from Barry Alibasov, Andrei Vul'f, Artemii Trotskii, from the groups "Revolvers" and "Gosti iz budushego", from Aleksandr Abrakhimov, Aleksandr Basil'ev, Andrei Bartenev, Evgeniia Debrinskaia, Aleksandr Moguchii, Vlad Monro, Oleg Kulik, Roman Viktiuk and many more.
"Everything has just begun" said in his celebratory speech the main redactor of the website, Ed Mishin. "The Russian gay community, that for many years has been asleep, woke up thanks to... Raikov. If he hadn't come up two years ago with his stupid proposal, perhaps, nothing would have happened. The Decembrists awoke Herzen; in the same way Raikov has raised self awareness among Russian gays." "Self-help groups are up and running, the gay magazine "Kvir" is being released, and soon we'll open a telephone helpline for gays", said Mishin. "In this last year more was done than in the previous seven. We hope that this is just the beginning, and that the next seven yers will be no less fruitful".
The party was very hot. It was presented by the incomparable Laura Kolli. As usual, she heated up the audience. During the mock lottery (prizes were merchandise from the shop shop.gay.ru) there were several funny moments. An American called Johnny, who won one of the competitions, chatted with Laura. "Do you know what "Kvir" is?", asked Laura. "Yes", replied the American, "I get the magazine at work". "And what do you do?" inquiried Kolli. The American got confused and didn't reply. And Laura announced that among us there was an American spy, who is studying Russian gay community's work. By the way, as a prize Johnny got a pair of military pants, which, as Kolli noted, will help Johnny to be the winner in the most difficult situations. The first prize - an inflatable member - was given to a nice shy guy who turned as red as a ripe cherry...
A defile of male underwear was the most erotic event of the evening. The models were really to lose one's head for. The show, the drinking, the music and the dancing... it all went on almost until the next morning. We should only thank Il'ia Abaturov, Laura Kolli, Liliana Kovani and many others who have contributed in organising the party for this wonderful evening.