Gay Issues

Video: Madonna to Support Gays in Russia

| by Michael Allen

Madonna recently announced on her Facebook page that she will speak up for the gay community during her upcoming show in St Petersburg, Russia (video below).

The singer wrote that she will “speak up for the gay community, to support the gay community and to give strength and inspiration to anyone who is or feels oppressed. I don't run away from adversity. I will speak during my show about this ridiculous atrocity."

Her plans to support Russia’s gay community comes as a reaction to a recent law that bans the promotion of gay lifestyles in the country.

The law forbids “public activities aimed at the propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality, and transgender among youth" and “spreading information that can damage the health and moral development of underage children, and make them believe that both traditional and gay relationships are normal.”