TT Epaper
The Telegraph
Graphiti
 
IN TODAY'S PAPER
WEEKLY FEATURES
CITIES AND REGIONS
ARCHIVES
Since 1st March, 1999
 
THE TELEGRAPH
 
 
CIMA Gallary

Madonna speaks out for gays

St Petersburg (Russia), Aug. 10 (Reuters): Pop star Madonna spoke out for gay rights at a concert yesterday in St Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s home town, where activists say a law adopted this year to curb homosexual “propaganda” is discriminatory.

Performing in black lingerie with the words “No Fear” scrawled on her bare back, Madonna urged the audience — most wearing pink wrist bands — to “show your love and appreciation to the gay community”. “We want to fight for the right to be free,” she said.

The American singer has turned a two-concert tour into a platform for comment on Putin’s Russia. In Moscow , she told a crowd she prays for the release of three members of the band Pussy Riot.

 
 
" "