Last week we reported on a social experiment in Russia where two young men spent the day walking the streets of Moscow while holding hands. Things didn’t go so well.
A hidden camera captured an unyielding barrage of insults, slurs, skunk-eyed stares, and physical intimidation, culminating in one extremely tense confrontation.
To shed light on the reality of LGBT life in other hostile areas, Bird in Flight magazine decided to repeat the exercise in Kiev, Ukraine.
Things really didn’t go so well.
A group of neo-nazis or extreme-right men approaches the couple, asking them if they are patriots and getting aggressive.
Once police are out of sight, they pull out pepper spray and blind both men before hurling punches and kicks at them.
Luckily, the project team was at the ready to intervene and prevent serious injury.
Watch the disturbing video below: