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People Are Taking Kissing Selfies to Protest for LGBT Rights in Russia

People Are Taking Kissing Selfies to Protest for LGBT Rights in Russia

People Are Taking Kissing Selfies to Protest for LGBT Rights in Russia

Pictures of same-sex couples kissing send a powerful message to Russia.

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Photo: Instagram (@alexandreherchcovitch)

People from across the globe are taking to Instagram to protest the silencing of LGBT people and activists in Russia.

As part of a social media campaign started by SSEX BBOX, a Brazilian activist group that describes itself as a "social justice project that seeks to support diverse perspectives about sexuality and gender," LGBT Insta users are being encouraged to share pictures of themselves kissing their partners. The Instagrammers are then using the hashtag #Kiss4LGBTQRights to index their pictures, and tagging themselves at the Moscow Kremlin, the heart of Russia's political capital. 

The results of #Kiss4LGBTQRights are a beautiful and inclusive act of resistance against a notoriously homophobic government, and a way to raise awareness to the struggles of the Russian LGBT community.

 

#NãoSilencieOAmor #lgbt #lgbtq #kiss4lgbtqrights #DiaDoSilêncio

A post shared by Alexandre Herchcovitch (@alexandreherchcovitch) on

 

#kiss4lgbtqrights

A post shared by Nathallia Sid (@nathalliasid) on

 

Promete? Prometo! #love #kiss4lgbtqrights #free #lovewin

A post shared by Carlos Felipe =(^.^)= (@lipeeh_neevs) on

 

#kiss4lgbtqrights Vamos viralizar, faça sua parte e compartilhe vc tbm.

A post shared by Edu (@yaneduardoftm) on

 

O Brasil é o país que mais mata LGBTs. Em vários países, ser LGBT é considerado crime. A Rússia está enviando LGBTs para campos de concentração, torturando-os, matando-os... Você não se sente incomodado com essas informações? Consegue imaginar o que acontece aos LGBTs pelo simples fato de serem quem são? Parou para pensar que, muitas vezes, a reprodução cotidiana de atitudes homofóbicas reforça essas ações sanguinárias? Este cenário de violência e opressão não pode ser maior que amor entre dois seres humanos. Não devemos e não vamos nos calar. Pelo direito ao amor e à liberdade, sigamos resistindo! Seja aqui ou do outro lado do mundo, a voz da nossa luta ecoará! #Kiss4LGBTQRights #NãoSilencieOAmor

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Head over to Instagram to see more #Kiss4LGBTQRights selfies (and while you're at it, contribute one of your own to the cause!)

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel