‘The struggle against lesbophobia, against homophobia, and against biphobia is our calling’. How Russian feminist protestors celebrated International Women’s Day

A typical International Women’s Day gift in Russia might include flowers or chocolate. On March 8, Russian feminists demanded more vital forms of attention. Protestors took to the streets in multiple Russian cities, touting slogans like “We need rights, not flowers!” and spreading the word about a wide variety of legal and political causes.