He was found in a friend’s St. Petersburg home.
Hundreds of onlookers watched the homophobic violence and did nothing.
Both the bar manager and a police officer on the French island of Corsica implied the couple provoked the assault because they "should be kissing in public."
The government and community have responded with support and solidarity.
They come amid a wave of recent reports of violence against Black trans folks including a mysterious death and a brutal assault.
When queer activists in the Middle East and North Africa complained about posts threatening the lives of LGBTQ+ people, Facebook didn't think they violated its policies.