Emotional video – #LoveAlwaysWins – urges IOC to condemn Russia’s anti-gay stance

Emotional video – #LoveAlwaysWins – urges IOC to condemn Russia’s anti-gay stance

Beautifully produced and emotionally impactful, this video was directed by Mike Buonaiuto for AllOut.org

Said Andre Banks, All Out’s Executive Director and Co-Founder:

“Russia’s law makes it unclear whether public displays of affection, coming out on television by mentioning an athlete’s loved one, or even hugging your partner after winning the gold medal could result in fines or deportation. Putin would like us to think gays and lesbians are welcome during the Olympics, but no one will feel safe and welcome while this law is in place. It’s not too late. China made serious concessions ahead of Beijing to ensure the 2008 Olympic Games were consistent with international standards and Russia should not be exempt from doing the same. Russia must overturn the law before the Winter Olympics.”