Russian Female Gold Medalists Kiss In Defiance Of Anti-Gay Laws During WTF Awards Ceremony

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Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova, two members of Russia’s women’s 4×400 relay team, stood up in  defiance of their own countries ban on “homosexual propaganda” when they kissed (to the surprise of their own teammates) on the podium during the awards of their gold medals at the World Track & Field Championships in Moscow.

These women Russian women have more guts, dignity, and bravery than Putin could ever imagine.–this law affects them and their families directly, and here is little doubt to what they are protesting,.

For them to make a statement like this is incredible gutsy move.

God bless them.



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5 thoughts on “Russian Female Gold Medalists Kiss In Defiance Of Anti-Gay Laws During WTF Awards Ceremony”

  1. this is such an amazing gesture, one which they could be made to pay dearly for. Courage like this is so heartening. May they be safe and respected for what they have done.

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