A gay Russian is biking over a thousand miles and across several countries to Croatia to spread the message about his country's 'gay propaganda' laws.
Desaint, a 32-year-old writer, will cross the majority of eastern Europe in 18 days. He will leave on 15 September.
Speaking to Gay Star News about the anti-gay laws, he said: ‘Day by day being a gay is getting worse and worse, I feel like my mind is being raped.
‘People are forced to hate other people, I cannot take it.’