Watch - Designer Protest Russian Anti-Gay Laws With Underwear Calendar

Designer Kristof Buntinx is appalled at the treatment of gay people in Russia that he felt moved to take a stand. 'If you do not like the fact that I am homosexual, I can learn to live with it. But to humiliate, attack and torture people is really going too far', he wrote in an open letter on his website.

The designer decided to create men’s boxers that poke fun at the Russian government and it's anti-gay laws by blending the LGBT rainbow with Russian symbol. The underwears are just the beginning for Buntinx. For his "To Russia With Love" campaign, Buntinx is teaming up with photographer Herman Van Gestel to create a calendar of men in the boxers. The calendar is due for release in September.

Check out a behind the scenes video of the calendar shoot by photographer Herman Van Gestel after the jump.