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    Posted on Aug 10, 2013

    More Than 300 Belgians Staged A Gay "Kiss-In" Outside The Russian Consulate Today

    To Russia with love, indeed.

    On the same day that President Obama directly addressed Russia's anti-gay law and the Sochi Olympics, hundreds of Belgians held a "kiss-in" to show their support for LGBT Russians.

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    “Nobody is more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and lesbian legislation than you’ve been seeing in Russia,” told reporters during a White House press conference on Friday. He also said that a boycott of the Olympics would be "inappropriate."

    The kiss-in took place right in front of the Russian consulate in Antwerp.

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    Men were kissing men.

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    Women were kissing women.

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    Men in funny hats were kissing men in funny hats.

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    It was awesome.

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    On August 2nd, activists in Vancouver staged a kiss-in outside the Russian consulate.

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    The protests in Canada, Belgium, and other major cities around the world are a response to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law. In June of this year, a kiss-in in Moscow ended in violence and chaos.

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    Police detained more than 20 LGBT activists.

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