To Be Gay and Afraid


The Great Griffon presents its fourth installment of Seeking the Queer Voice

A Panel Discussion with Gay Refugees from the Former Soviet Union

Please join us on Memorial Day, Monday May 29th at 7:30 PM
13th Street Repertory Theatre
50 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

The Great Griffon will moderate a panel discussion with Anvar Latipov of Uzbekistan and Yuri Pinter of Russia, two young men starting their life again in the United States. Listen to their stories of courage amidst an oppressive regime, the sacrifices they made and the obstacles they still face, and what we can do to help this international crisis going on today.

Questions welcomed by the audience.
$10 donation/$7 with Student ID
RSVP to [email protected]
Wine and soda will be served

"After finding courage I started to live my life as I am supposed to, applied for asylum based on my orientation as homosexuality is still a crime in Uzbekistan punishable by three years in prison, not considering the disgrace and shame that your family has to undergo. In April my asylum application was approved by the USCIS. I am an LGBT activist and a member of RUSA LGBT. Also, I work as a waiter. So, here I am now starting my life all over again." - Anvar Latipov
  • 13th Street Repertory Theatre
    50 W 13th St, New York
  • Monday May 29
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