What should have been a heartwarming kiss on a skating rink has never been more chilling.

It's a crime to be openly gay in Russia, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. This unacceptable discrimination is really quite staggering; here's a bittersweet and chilling look at what this could mean for some of our athletes.

Oh no! This video's been taken down. Here's another post about anti-gay violence and policies in Russia, if you'd like.



CLARIFICATION: It's a crime to have "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" in public places in Russia. Translation: If you're LGBTQQ, it's illegal to be yourself in public. I believe everyone should be free to live their lives openly. Hopefully, protection against this kind of discrimination will exist worldwide soon.

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