Feb 07, 2014
Annie Gives Putin A Pro-LGBT ‘Russian Kiss’

To help kick off the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia today, Norwegian dance-pop singer Annie teamed up with visual artist Bjarne Melgaard to present Russian Kiss, a protest song and video constructed as a response to Russia’s laws prohibiting open displays of homosexuality in public.

According to its creators, the purpose of the video is to celebrate “the right to kiss one’s beloved — regardless of sexual orientation — wherever one likes.” Fittingly, the clip is packed full of beautiful LGBT people furiously making out with each other while Annie encourages us to freely express love in all of its forms.

Annie’s Russian Kiss single is available now on iTunes; a portion of the proceeds will go to the Norwegian gay rights advocacy group All Out. Check out the (somewhat NSFW) video below:

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