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Eurovision star comes out with gay sex scene in new video

2015-06-09
An Iranian-born pop star has come out in a racy new video which sees him simulate sex with a priest in a church. Tooji - real name Touraj Keshtkar - was born in Iran before moving to Norway as a child. He previously represented the Scandinavian nation at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 with the song Stay. Posting a link to the video for new track The Father Project on Twitter, the 28-year-old said: "My new video Father is Out, and so am I!" The controversial video for the moody single sees Tooji attend a church service and making out with the priest, before the pair undress and have sex in front of the congregation. Their low-key reaction shots to this boisterous bout of gay sex happening in front of them are a sight to behold: pray In a separate clip accompanying the video's release, the star delivered an impassioned speech on LGBT discrimination, saying religion is guilty of legitimising anti-gay hate speech, Pink News reports. He says: “It’s time that we put human rights above religion. “I always thought that who I loved is my business, but knowing how many young people are struggling with the burden of society’s ignorance, I want to stand out as an example and let my voice be heard for all those voices mute. “I am gay, and I stand up for my rights, and that is why I made the video Father.” iran In a separate interview, Tooji has also revealed his attempts to show solidarity with the LGBT community while competing in Eurovision in Azarbaijan in 2012 led to him being banned from his country of birth. While not speaking out directly, he wore a green 'Free Iran' bracelet during his performances to show support for those protesting for LGBTI and women’s rights in the country. pray2 “My family left everything and everyone they loved to give me the opportunity that I’m experiencing today, for me to have the chance to stand in front of the international press, speak out and maybe just contribute just a little bit to raising awareness of what’s going on in Iran, where students are being killed every f**king day for dancing", he said. “I couldn’t criticise [2012 Eurovision hosts] Azerbaijan directly while I was in the country but for me, by criticising Iran, I tried to be critical of Azerbaijan as well. I knew I was going to be banned, I knew it. pray1More stories: Iggy Azalea pulls out of Pittsburgh Pride over past homophobic tweets Laverne Cox first trans star to get waxwork