The 1975 frontman Matt Healy kissed a male fan onstage during a show in Dubai on Wednesday in protest of the country’s strident anti-LGBTQ laws. The Coca-Cola Arena show was the band’s first-ever concert in the United Arab Emirates. During the song “Loving Someone,” Healy stepped off the stage and embraced a male fan before kissing him on the lips to cheers and screams from the audience.

Healy tweeted after the show, “Thank you Dubai you were so amazing. I don’t think we’ll be allowed back due to my ‘behaviour’ but know that I love you and I wouldn’t have done anything differently given the chance again…But who knows maybe they will let me back in let’s just wait and see :)”