11/15/2013 05:47 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Gay Identity Around The World

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Russia introduces an anti-gay law, while Britain makes marriage legal. So what's it like to be gay around the world in 2013? Men and women from Afghanistan to Uruguay talk about love, the law and coming out to your mum. Roll over the portraits below to see where the interviewees are from, and click to read their stories

In an introduction to this special report, Masha Gessen explains why she and her family have to leave Russia.

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