Gay actor  and activist Sir Ian Mckellen has added his name to the list of many celebrities standing against Russia with their anti-gay laws after reports that a gay teen kidnapped and tortured by neo-Nazis has died from his injuries.

Mckellen has stepped forward to express his solidarity with Russian LGBTI people, showing support in a photo which was taken after a performance of ‘No Man’s Land,’ which he is currently starring in.

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