While one hand US just legalized gay marriage in all 50 states, LGBT people in Russia are still living under a regime that is very anti-gay. There is a law there that bans any sort of LGBT propaganda, which includes talking about gay rights and promoting it in public. The reasoning? “To protect the children”, they say.

The thing is, this is a law that has found acceptance in the current Russian society, which seems to be quite homophobic. The two men in this video ‘pretend to be gay’ by holding hands in public. Interestingly, hand holding is not usually seen as a sign of homosexuality in a country like India, where grown men are often seen holding hands.

The reactions these two men get as they walk in public places in Moscow, clearly shows how dangerous Russia is for LGBT people.

Turn on the subtitles and check this out.