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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.

via Lady A / Twitter and Whittlz / Flickr

In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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