Wednesday, February 12, 2014

From ABC News: Russia's Largest Gay Nightclub Strives to Be a Haven Despite Horrific Attacks

MOSCOW -- As Russia enjoys the spotlight that shines from the multibillion-dollar splendor of the Sochi Winter Olympics, over in Moscow, dismay runs through Central Station, Russia's largest gay nightclub. With its bullet-sprayed doors and protective razor-wire fencing, Central Station management says it has been subjected to shootings, water and gas attacks, and vandalism.
Considered by many patrons as "the cultural center" for gays in Russia, the lively venue is known for its colorful, irreverent drag shows and modern house music. But the staff says a recent spate of homophobic attacks has terrified the gay community there.
Watch ABC News' Terry Moran's special report on "Nightline" tonight at 12:35 a.m. ET