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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.