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January 25, 2013

Anti-Gay Riot: Passion Overflows at Moscow “Kiss-In”

What I was wondering is why this photo, in particular, has been circulating so prominently with the story of the gay rights “kiss in” in Moscow being¬†violently disrupted by homophobes? (Caption below.) My guess is because of its similarity to the scene just before:

Did someone say strange bedfellows?

(Photos: Ivan Sekretarev/AP. caption 1: An Orthodox activist, right, reacts with a gay rights campaigner, during a protest outside of State Duma, Russian Parliament’s lower chamber, in downtown Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. A federal law banning “homosexual propaganda” has been submitted to the Duma late last year and hailed by officials and Russia’s dominant Orthodox Church.¬† caption 2 (1st sentence): Gay rights campaigners kiss each other during a protest outside of State Duma, Russian Parliament’s lower chamber, in downtown Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.)

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