Russia is hosting the Fifa world cup 2018 which led to fans from all across the world come & witness their team fighting it out against other nations.Russia has anti-LGBT legislation which bans ” gay propoganda” since the year 2013 to take this event as a chance six LGBTQIA+ activists decided to use the World Cup to protest against it.
Wearing colourful soccer jerseys from their home countries, they created what they called ‘Hidden Flag’, on the streets of Moscow. The LGBT community is represented with a rainbow flag so the activists created the rainbow flag with colorful jerseys of their football teams.
Jason Ball, an Australian LGBTI advocate, tweeted the picture of the activists.
In Russia it’s illegal to display the LGBT pride flag. So during the #WorldCup these 6 football fans have formed a hidden rainbow flag with their soccer jerseys, to protest Russia’s discriminatory laws in plain sight. #HiddenFlag ✊🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/I6uvYztGlR
— Jason Ball (@jasonballau) July 9, 2018