Elton John Condemns Russian Anti-Gay Law at Moscow Show
Posted by Larry Csonka on 12.07.2013
- During Elton John's December 6th performance in Moscow, the Hollywood Reporter notes that John spoke out against the anti-gay law, which was adopted on a national scale several months after a similar local legislation was enacted in the city of St Petersburg. This is a legislation that many see as a crackdown on Russia's gay community.
During his performance at Moscow's Crocus City Hall, John said that he was "sad to learn" about the adoption of the national law banning the "propaganda of homosexuality among minors." John also dedicated the show to Vladislav Tornovoy, a 23-year-old man murdered in the southern city of Volgograd last May allegedly for being gay.