November 17, 2014 /
Nora FitzGerald
Russia's government crackdown on the LGBT community is fueling an alarming increase in the AIDS epidemic in Russia. New infections increased by 10 percent in 2013.
November 17, 2014 / Untold Stories
Nora FitzGerald
The government crackdown on Russia's activist LGBT community is mirrored by a surge in the prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
November 11, 2014 / Untold Stories
Misha Friedman
With Russia annexing Crimea, life has changed for everyone in the LGBT community. Some have left Crimea, while others are adjusting to the new realities of homophobic Russia.
October 20, 2014
Misha Friedman
The Crimean Peninsula’s annexation by Russia means a return to the shadows for LGBT people who now face public prosecution.
October 15, 2014 / Time
Misha Friedman
Yegor Guskov and Bogdan Zinchenko, who owned a gay bar in Sevastopol, feared for their business — and their family.
October 3, 2014
Dimiter Kenarov
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
October 3, 2014 / Untold Stories
Selin Thomas
Hatay, a region that has experienced a confluence of religion, ethnicity and race for thousands of years, is now dominated by an influx of Syrian refugees, increasing sectarian tensions.
October 3, 2014 / Untold Stories
Misha Friedman
Russian law prohibiting the dissemination of "homosexual propaganda" to minors claims its first victims: a small weekly newspaper ordered to pay a hefty fine and a teacher fired from his job.
September 22, 2014 / Untold Stories
Selin Thomas
A privately run school for Syrian children, psychologically traumatized or developmentally delayed, will close next month due to lack of funding.
September 17, 2014 / Untold Stories
Misha Friedman
Crimean officials ramp up homophobic rhetoric.
September 12, 2014 / Untold Stories
Paul Short
Recent legislation in Turkey allows for new methods of urban transformation—and government intervention—in Istanbul's housing development.
September 11, 2014 / Untold Stories
Selin Thomas
Just one family of thousands forced to flee Syria after the eruption of war, the Koksals illustrate the tremendous hardships and complexities of the refugee population in Turkey.
September 11, 2014
Selin Thomas
Boston University student fellow Selin Thomas documents people on the margins as she tells stories of the Syrian conflict.

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