Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gay Russians Brutally Attacked on Camera

A new video from activist organization Human Rights Watch provides a terrifying look into just how bad anti-LGBT violence has become in Russia. 

Using clips from videos posted to Russian social networks that proudly document the violent assaults against people perceived to be LGBT, the Human Rights Watch video gives a brutal and all too real face to the hostility fostered by Russia's state-sanctioned homophobia. The video includes clips showing members of the Neo-Nazi vigilante group "Occupy Pedophilia," which claims to protect children by luring gay men with false offers of dates online, then humiliates and often brutalizes the young men captured, forcing them to "confess" to their homosexuality or pedophilia on-camera. 

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