In Russia, Two Men Holding Hands is a Revolutionary Act

In Russia, Two Men Holding Hands is a Revolutionary Act July 15, 2015

The BBC reports today on a viral video from Russia, showing two men holding hands as they walk through Moscow. The reactions of those they pass – ranging from mild rebukes to homophobic slurs to physical altercations – demonstrate that, in today’s Russia, two men holding hands is revolutionary. As the video itself says, “On one side of the planet this is absolutely normal. In Russia – it’s not.” Watch:

 

 

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