Lyosha Gorshkov, a Brooklyn-based LGBTQ+ activist, has quickly become one of the most outspoken and influential voices in queer politics today. Despite being profiled by outlets such as LogoTV and Vice News, he dismisses fame and media exposure as entirely beside the point.
“I don’t care what people say about me … I’m too busy doing the work no one else wants to do.”
What interests Gorshkov is on the-ground community organizing, a foundational component of affecting meaningful change. Now, he’s bringing that same energizing work to Indiana University as a visiting scholar teaching “Queer Russian Politics and Gender Outlaws: Revolution or Devolution?”