The Shirt

Queer Fest 2015, Saint Petersburg ➔ Рубашка, The Shirt

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SE_UNSTRAIGHT_495
Owner's Experience
Моя история, наверное, до банальности проста. Она связана с КвирФестом. В прошлом году я впервые пришел сюда, начал участвовать в организации, помогать команде.  И в день открытия воинствующие гомофобы облили меня зеленкой. Я подумал: «Вот оно, мое посвящение в активизм, в рыцари радужного фронта»! В моей жизни многое изменилось после того фестиваля. Я храню эту позеленевшую рубашку: помню, как в тот самый момент я стал немного другим человеком — и поверил в себя, в свои силы. Руслан, родился в Ленинграде в 1989 г. This story was collected as a part of a collaboration between Coming Out and The Unstraight Museum called "The Artefacts", in connection to the Queer Fest 2015 in Saint Petersburg.
Owner's personal response
History Of The Object in English: Perhaps my story is shopworn. It is connected to Queerfest. Last year I came here for the first time — to help managing things and to join the team. So the opening day some militant homophobes poured green paint at me. I thought: well, here is my activist initiation, my rainbow knighting! Many things have changed in my life after that festival. I keep this greenish shirt as a remembrancer of the moment which made me a different person, the moment when I started to believe in myself. Ruslan, born in 1989, Leningrad This story was collected as a part of a collaboration between Coming Out and The Unstraight Museum called "The Artefacts", in connection to the Queer Fest 2015 in Saint Petersburg.

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