6. The film depicts a figure skater receiving the gold medal…
10. The Co-Founder of All Out, Andre Banks, touched upon the important message of the film:
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.
12. All Out is encouraging individuals to share the video using #LoveAlwaysWins to raise awareness about the laws in Russia.
The film calls on the International Olympic Committee to speak out and stand by its Olympic principles of non-discrimination, demanding the anti-gay laws are repealed before the 2014 Sochi Games commence.
13. Watch the entire short film:
You can also sign All Out’s petition here.
14. And catch some behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the short film:
Shot by Leighton Cox, the film features UK Dancing On Ice pros Frankie Poultney and Colin Ratushniak along with actresses Silvia Baltodano and Kate Hollowood.
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