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Village People song to be featured at Sochi Winter Games

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch band that has played at Olympic events is hoping to strike a chord for gay rights when it performs at the Sochi Winter Games.

The group says it may play songs like the Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.” to show its support for gay rights. It will be interesting to see how Russian authorities would react should the band play the song, which has long been considered a gay anthem.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a ban on propaganda about “nontraditional sexual relations.” The law has sparked international outrage from critics who believe it’s anti-gay.