The Queer Quarantine

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Eleven photographers and one writer share how the pandemic has altered LGBTQ+ community lives in this The Washington Post Magazine feature. Mary Gelman’s story and photography is included: 

During the lockdown, Russian photographer Mary Gelman and her partner, Leo, both came out to their parents as a queer couple. “They still don’t accept our relationship,” she says. “Sometimes we laugh, as they sound like a broken record. But sometimes it’s difficult to communicate because of the generation gap. They judge us obviously because homosexual relationships are not acceptable in Russia. We have different values and views on ‘normality.’”