Why being gay in Russia is about love and passion
|bbc.com 14 Feb 2020 at 19:47|
This secret glimpse into their private lives was captured by Danish photographer Mads Nissen and received the prestigious World Press Photo Award in 2015.
But while people across the globe were admiring Nissen s work, life for Jon and Alex was only getting more difficult.
Members of the LGBT community in Russia say social stigma and risk of physical attacks have increased since the country approved the law banning gay propaganda in 2013.
And for Jon, now that Alex is not alive, the picture is also a symbol of painful struggle and, ultimately, loss.