This Heartbreaking Video Shows the Real Losers at Homophobic Olympic Games

Stark reminder: In some countries, you can be sentenced to death for being gay.
Feb 13, 2014·
Shaya Tayefe Mohajer is TakePart's News Editor.

What if homophobia itself were an Olympic sport?

What if cruelty and unhinged aggression toward same-sex love were to be inflicted on a field and rated by stone-cold judges?

That's the theme of a new video from The Fair Games Project that depicts a happy gay couple celebrating their love with friends before they walk onto a gridiron of brutal jock thugs who beat them senseless.

It's a dramatic and difficult-to-watch portrayal that ends in a stark lesson about global views on homosexuality, and it's a painful reminder that in some places, loving a person of your own gender can result in the ultimate penalty.