Performers get ready backstage before a performance at the Mayak cabaret, the most reputable gay club in Sochi, Feb. 8, 2014.
Performers get ready backstage before a performance at the Mayak cabaret, the most reputable gay club in Sochi, Feb. 8, 2014.David Goldman—AP
Performers get ready backstage before a performance at the Mayak cabaret, the most reputable gay club in Sochi, Feb. 8, 2014.
Penelopa, who would only give his stage name, gets ready backstage before a performance at the Mayak cabaret in Sochi, Feb. 8, 2014.
Andrei Sarkisian, second from right, who goes by the stage name of Miss Zhuzha, gets ready backstage before a performance at the Mayak cabaret in Sochi, Feb. 8, 2014.
Penelopa, who would only give his stage name, steps out on stage for a performance at the Mayak cabaret in Sochi, Feb. 8, 2014.
Kira, left, and Lisa, right, who would only give their stage names, perform during a show at the Mayak cabaret in Sochi, Feb. 8, 2014.
Workers wait for customers to arrive before a performance at the Mayak cabaret in Sochi, Feb. 8, 2014.
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Veranda, who would only his stage name, performs at the Mayak cabaret in Sochi, Feb. 8 2014.
Performers get ready backstage before a performance at the Mayak cabaret, the most reputable gay club in Sochi, Feb. 8,
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