People are sharing kissing selfies to protest for LGBT rights in Russia

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Thursday 11 May 2017 14:30

The states of LGBT rights have been a source of ongoing conflict in Russia and Chechnya.

Reports of gay men being tortured and killed in detention camps have been denied by the Chechen government, who claimed there are no gay people in the Russian Republic.

The Kremlin backed the Chechen government.

Brazilian social justice project [SSEX BBOX] have been focusing their campaigning efforts on supporting the "LGBTQIA population", especially in Russia, and launched a global campaign #kiss4lgbtqrights.

People have taken to using the hashtag as a form of simultaneous resistance of anti-LGBT regimes and support of the people who suffer under those governments:

They’re calling it the biggest kiss of the world, and hundreds of people are joining in.

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