Russian Gay Activists Target Madonna Concert

Gay activists vowed Thursday to hold protests during Madonna’s concerts in Russia after she defied a call to boycott Saint Petersburg over a new law banning “homosexual propaganda.”
Organisers of Russia’s annual gay pride events said in a statement they planned to hold “two public protests during Madonna’s August 7 concert in Moscow and August 9 concert in Saint Petersburg.” Saint Petersburg this month passed a controversial citywide law that fines those “promoting homosexuality” to minors and apparently equates it with paedophilia, even though homosexuality is not a crime in Russia.

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