Israel’s representative to Eurovision stopped in Russia for ‘being gay’

Russian authorities are denying claims that Israel’s representative to Eurovision 2016, Hovi Star, was humiliated at the Moscow airport because he is a homosexual, according to Israeli media reports.

Star explained during an interview with Maltese TV that several weeks ago he was traveling through Moscow with other performers as part of the Eurovision tour when he was mistreated at passport control because of his sexual orientation.


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