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VIDEO: Russia declares discrimination newest Olympic sport

Monday, February 10, 2014

From the Russia Freedom Fund and Athlete Ally:

Set to the music of King Arivel, the metaphor of a rugby team brutalizing a gay couple represents the horrendous climate for LGBT people not just in Russia, but in other parts of the world as well, including Uganda, Belize, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the other 76 nations around the world where being gay is still a crime.

Watch:

The Russia Freedom Fund, Athlete Ally, and CoPilot joined the Fair Games Project to produce the video.

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23 more reader comments:

  1. Is this actually happening or is it just a video?

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:00pm
  2. This video isn't real, but the act of violence against the LGBT in Russia is very real. http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/02/british-television-documentary-reports-on-brutal-attacks-on-gay-russians/

    Replied on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6:39pm
  3. Absolutely disgusting, horrifying!

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:03pm
  4. I hate Russia & I love LGBT

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:04pm
  5. FUCK RUSSIA!

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:06pm
  6. any person who hates another for the fact that they love someone from the same gender is a faggot :3

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:06pm
  7. Part of this planet isn’t Earth anymore.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:10pm
  8. This has got to be a fucking joke.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:13pm
  9. Powerful…

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:13pm
  10. Russia is the land of brutal barbarians as it has been for centuries. AND, the Orthodox Church is fueling this tyranny.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:18pm
  11. Very moving piece.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:19pm
  12. WTF. All that shows is the Russians are animals. Violent vicious cowards.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:24pm
  13. http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/02/british-television-documentary-reports-on-brutal-attacks-on-gay-russians/

    Replied on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6:41pm
  14. It is a satire people, I is intended to make you stop and think about the way Russia is treating the lgbt community

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:28pm
  15. I honestly hope that all of the LGBT stuff like this posting Shames Russia and Vladimear Pudding.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:30pm
  16. Wow. Powerful.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:37pm
  17. I guess I have to bring a gun with me cuz honey I’m not the one to miss with

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:48pm
  18. Disgusting!

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:49pm
  19. It’s ironic because in this pic it looks like the Russians are banging them… Lawls

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:49pm
  20. Disgusting…

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6:04pm
  21. Kasi Snow

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6:14pm
  22. assholes

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6:38pm
  23. If only the Russian people understood what Putin is doing to there country.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6:39pm