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Elton John Plays Anti Gay Russia

By Charlotte Robinson, December 09, 2013

As promised Elton John kept his December 6th & 7th concert dates in Moscow & spoke out against Russia’s anti gay policies. At his sold-out performance in Moscow on Friday he dedicated the show in the memory of Vladislav Tornovoi who was the 23-year-old Russian killed in a horrific homophobic attack earlier this year. Probably the most famous gay celebrity John stated, “You took me to your hearts all these years ago & you’ve always welcomed me with warmth & open arms every time I’ve visited. You have always embraced me & you have never judged me. So I am deeply saddened & shocked over the current legislation that is now in place against the LGBT community here in Russia. In my opinion, it is inhumane & it is isolating. People have demanded that because of this legislation, I must not come here to Russia. But many, many more people asked me to come & I listened to them. I love coming here. I want to show them & the world that I care & that I don’t believe in isolating people. Music is a very powerful thing. It brings people together irrespective of their age, their race, their sexuality, or their religion. It does not discriminate. Look around you tonight. You see men, women, young & old, gay & straight. Thousands of Russian people enjoying the music. We’re all here together in harmony & harmony is what makes a happy family and a strong society. The spirit we share tonight is what builds a future of equality, love & compassion for my children & for your children. Please don’t leave it behind when you leave tonight. Each & every one of you please, keep this spirit in your life & in your heart. I wish you love & peace & health & happiness.”
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