Philadelphia, PA — Lucas Documentaries and Breaking Glass Pictures have signed a deal to release adult-film entrepreneur, activist and political columnist Michael Lucas' Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda on DVD April 1st (SRP $19.99) and VOD this May. As the Olympic torch burns bright in Sochi, Lucas returned to his native country with co-director Scott Stern to shine a light on the truth of LGBT men and women in Russia and their ever-increasing prosecution.
As most of the world moves forward toward gay equality, Russia is seemingly heading backward. Antigay sentiment and legislation are spreading rapidly throughout the country. The Kremlin has chosen the LGBT community as its scapegoat in a populist campaign against supposedly decadent "Western" values, and there are ominous signs of much worse to come. Violent attacks against Russian gays are more and more common. Videos of young LGBT people being taunted and tortured have been widely distributed on the Internet.