Several top underground techno artists have joined forces to create a compilation in support of the LGBT community in Russia.
Entitled ‘LGBT Rights For Russia Now!’ the compilation, which costs a mere €8 from Bandcamp, contains 24 tracks from a range of producers including Legowelt, Perc, Truss, Kink and Huerco S. All proceeds go to Gayrussia.eu the organisation responsible for organising Moscow’s Gay Pride event, who are working to combat legislative changes recently made by the Putin government which have made the already hostile situation for homosexuals in Russia nigh on unbearable. The changes make it illegal to promote ‘non-traditional sexual lifestyles’ in the presence of under 18’s, although there is a general concern that these laws may be abused in order to persecute people from Russia’s LGBT community. The world of dance music, like many other areas, has expressed its disgust at the developments, with parties organised at Berlin’s Panorama Bar, Munich’s Harry Klein and New York’s Output to help raise money in support of LGBT Rights in Russia.
You can stream the compilation below, and download it here.