WATCH: Hozier’s “Take Me To Church,” A Powerful Commentary On Russian Anti-Gay Violence

A reader brought to our attention this stunning video by Irish singer-songwriter Hozier. From his Take Me to Church EP, the video of the same name tackles anti-gay violence in Russia, where groups of neo-Nazis have been known to kidnap, torture and even murder their victims while filming it for public dissemination. Directed by Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost, the video is a beautifully haunting reminder of the plight of LGBT people not only in Russia, but anywhere that intolerance is left to go unchecked.

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #anti-gayviolence #feelgoodlost #hozier stories and more


  • Scribe38

    Wow, beautifully done, very sad

  • fredhotman

    A new NAZI state has arisen, Russia. Similar to NAZI Germany the pursuit of minorities is taken up in earnest by hooligans with the blessing of the state & church & encouraged by Authorities. These groups have no compunction to show their barbarity to the public at large without fear of prosecution via cyber media. Ivan (Putin) the Terrible is showing his hand which is getting bloodied with his law against minorities & LGBT. Boycott Sochi.

Comments are closed.