Side by Side aims to establish free open cultural spaces in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identified persons are able to affirm, question and extend their identities. We call for the elimination of all forms of discrimination and inequality based on sex, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Through the medium of high-quality, intelligent film we seek to create a forum for discussion with society at large dismantling myths and obsolete stereotypes that continue to hamper the development of the LGBT community in Russia. By generating a positive dialogue we endeavour to facilitate change, fostering respect of human rights of LGBT persons and fundamentally bringing about greater tolerance and broader acceptance of sexual minority groups within Russian society today.



Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival
Office 625-3, 87 Ligovsky Prospect
Saint Petersburg, 191040





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