The 8th annual Siberian LGBT festival was host to over 40 participants from Omsk, Novosibirsk, Barnaul and Moscow. This year, the festival was organized by the inter-regional project "Pulsar"
As reported on project Pulsar’s site, the core of the festival was the lively competition "Our Town." All participants of the festival became "residents" of a small, rainbowed town, which had its own night club, advertising agency, theater, post office, bakery, café, fitness club, beautify salon and brothel.
During the first day of the festival, a "Prophylactic Shooting Gallery" was erected on the camp’s territory. Here, attendees could obtain prophylactic kits, win various prizes and consult on issues regarding sexual health and HIV/STDs.
At the stroke of midnight, a high-energy dance began in the festival town. With dancing under the moon, musical dedications and presents, friendly chats around the fire and fresh Siberian air augmenting the great energy felt around the humble town, the light rainy weather was hardly noticed.
Day two of the festival was also eventful.
Translated by Timothy Grishin