Oscar winner Tilda Swinton displays gay rainbow flag in front of Kremlin in Moscow

Actress makes statement in country where LGBT rights are being restricted by government

Oscar winner Tilda Swinton displays gay rainbow flag in front of Kremlin in Moscow
04 July 2013

Actress Tilda Swinton displayed her support of LGBT equality by holding a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, and urging that the photo go viral.

‘In solidarity. From Russia with love,’ Swinton said in a statement.

Swinton, who won the Academy Award for Michael Clayton in 2007, posed with the flag at a time when Russia’s government is severely restricting the rights of LGBT people.

This week, President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning foreign gay and lesbian couples from adopting Russian children. The law will also ban adoptions by individual people who live in countries with marriage equality.

Putin also signed the ‘non-traditional relationships’ propaganda bill into law effectively making homophobia legal.

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