Russian-American Jewish journalist and lesbian Masha Gessen is in Tucson as part of a series of events sponsored by the LGBT Jewish Inclusion Project with the Jewish Federation of Tucson. Gessen is known for her work critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin and gay rights advocacy. Monday, Feb. 2 is "A Day With Masha Gessen," which includes a lunch with the author, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. "What Is It about Gays?" is another lecture the writer will do at 4 p.m. at the UA Hillel Foundation, 1245 E. Second St. The day ends with her lecture, "Putin's War Against the West," as part of the Shaol and Louis Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. For more information on the writer and the day-long series of events, visit www.jfsa.org/mashagessen or call 577-9393, email firstname.lastname@example.org.