WATCH: Police Raid Home Of Russian Gay Activist Nikolai Alexeyev

Russian police raided the home of the country’s most prominent — and, increasingly, its most controversial — LGBT rights activist, Nikolai Alexeyev, following a complaint by an anti-gay member of Parliament.

The government passed a law banning so-called “gay propaganda” in June, which has many worried about the safety of LGBT athletes and spectators to the Winter Olympics in Sochi this coming February.

The Games have also shone an international spotlight on the plight of gays in Russia, who are now subject to government-sanctioned discrimination, as well as violence and even murder.

The raid took place days before Alexeyev went on an online tirade against porn magnate Michael Lucas for openly questioning Alexeyev’s loyalty to the fight for civil rights in Russia. Alexeyev had previously dismissed the West and allegations of gay persecution.

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