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Otep Playing Russia to Show That LGBT People Are 'Not Fiends or Monsters'

"We're normal folk who just wanna be loved and who wanna love," the frontwoman tells us

As a member of and advocate for the LGBT community, Otep frontwoman Otep Shamaya faced a tough choice this year when it came to the opportunity to perform in Russia. She's been critical of the country's anti-LGBT stances in the past, but ultimately decided it would be worthwhile to enter the country anyway. 

In the interview above, Otep tells Fuse:

"I think it's better if I go and meet the people that I can, show people, maybe, just that aren't LGBT, that we're not fiends or monsters or whatever. That we're normal folk who just wanna be loved and who wanna love."

Once you've seen that clip of our conversation, watch Otep tell Fuse why Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump needs to "go back to the trash pile":

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