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Madonna Joins Campaign To Support Russian LGBT Community

The U.S. singer, who has repeatedly expressed her outrage against the law on gay propaganda, has joined the Human Rights Campaign’s “Love Conquers Hate” initiative. As the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics approaches, more and more Western celebrities are worried that the law, adopted first in St. Petersburg and later nationwide, could be used as a means to crack down on the local LGBT community.
“Even with the 2014 Sochi Olympics just a few months away, fair-minded Russians are facing fines, harassment and violence at the hand of thugs,” Madonna said on the campaign’s website. “At this dangerous moment in Russian history, we, as advocates, have a responsibility to speak up and take our hopeful message global.”
She continued: “Together, we can send a message to LGBT Russians that the world is on their side, and that those who seek to support them aren’t alone in this fundamental fight for fairness.”
Russian LGBT rights organizations have welcomed Madonna’s move. “It is very important that celebrities like Madonna or Lady Gaga join initiatives of that kind,” Maria Kozlovskaya, a lawyer for the Russian LGBT Network, a national organization with a headquarters in St Petersburg, told the The Hollywood Reporter.
“That inspires the LGBT community members to further fight for their rights and gives them hope for improvement of their situation,” she added.

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  • day4night

    God she’s so BORING these days

  • Portia

    Is she just so rich that she’s unconnected with the real problems people face today, or is she purposely focusing on non-issues? It’s very safe to protest the practices in a far away land while ignoring ones in our very own. I support Russia’s ban on gay propaganda, if that’s what they choose for themselves. I can think of some other countries who’s practices are MUCH worse.

    • i’mjustsaying

      +1000… Sadly, but she’s just promoting herself still. Nothing else. Again and again. And U’re right – there’s so much to do in her own motherland than just simply being a “million miles away” “advocate” for practically non-issues. Just a remark from inside…

      • quitcherbichinn

        You two are idiots, just sayin!

      • SavaMalaga

        I agree with- two idiots!

      • SavaMalaga

        What the F you are talking about?