(DAILY BEAST) -- MOSCOW—Anton Krasovsky’s mouth is full of swear words. He is angry with pretty much every liar and propagandist in Moscow, the city he loves and wants to change.
At times it seems that his courage would disappear the moment he stops cursing. And courage is what he needs most right now, as Krasovsky is the only openly gay person in the country of Russia—with a population of more than 140 million—who dares to compete in the Kremlin-controlled election process.
The majority of Russian politicians and bureaucrats agree that LGBTQ people are abnormal. Just the idea of being one single warrior in the political field soaked in hate and thriving homophobia would scare many away from the arena.
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