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VIDEO - Stafford students support Russia's gay community

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: February 16, 2014

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CARING Stafford students have shown their support for Russia’s gay community with a video message.

When Stafford College’s film and media students learned of the persecution of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community they were determined to speak out.

They have created a video to share across the globe, with messages of hope and support for those who feel under attack because of their sexuality.

Lecturer David Hastings said: “If we can get the message to at least one LGBT person who needs to know the rest of the world supports them, then that is one person more than yesterday.”

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Russia’s controversial laws on homosexuality have been under the spotlight as the Winter Olympics, currently being held in the Russian resort Sochi, move into their second week.

Gay rights activists held a day of protests against the Russian government last week and in the UK TV station Channel 4 has shown its support for LGBT athletes with a song and video entitled Gay Mountain.

You can see the video by Stafford College students below.

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