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Russia: Madonna Responds to St. Petersburg “Gay Propaganda” Law Controversy

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, International Relations, Law, LGBTQ+, Music, Politics, Protest, RuNet Echo

Singer Madonna has responded to the St. Petersburg “gay propaganda” law controversy on her Facebook page [1] (21,226 ‘likes’, 2,372 shares, 1,422 comments so far): “[…] I will come to St. Petersburg to speak up for the gay community, to support the gay community and to give strength and inspiration to anyone who is or feels opressed. I don't run away from adversity. I will speak during my show about this ridiculous atrocity.” (Masha Gessen's post on the issue, on The New York Times’ Latitude Blog, is here [2].)