Madonna Joins HRC's 'Love Conquers Hate' In Support Of Russia's LGBT Community
Madonna reached out to Human Rights Campaign members over email in a show of support for Russia's LGBT community as she joined the HRC's 'Love Conquers Hate' t-shirt campaign.
She writes to HRC members:
Dear fellow equality supporter,
"Love conquers hate." It's an iconic message that the Human Rights Campaign's members and supporters have spread to millions around the United States.
But right now in Russia, LGBT people and our allies who support basic fairness and dignity face a different reality. They are being targeted by hateful new laws that outlaw support for LGBT equality. Even with the 2014 Sochi Olympics just a few months away, fair-minded Russians are facing fines, harassment, and violence at the hands of thugs.
At this dangerous moment in Russian history, we as advocates have a responsibility to speak up and take our hopeful message global. That's why I'm joining HRC's Love Conquers Hate campaign, in hopes that more and more fair-minded people around the world will stand up and fight against the Russian government's campaign of hate.
Right now, you can send that message directly to the Russian people and provide much-needed support to LGBT advocates in Russia by purchasing the Russian-language Love Conquers Hate t-shirt. And once you have your t-shirt, share a picture of yourself wearing it on social media using #LoveConquersHate. With your help, we can make this simple message go global.
Make no mistake about it: the goal of these hateful laws is to leave LGBT Russians feeling isolated. Worthless. Completely alone.
Together, we can send a message to LGBT Russians that the world is on their side, and that those who seek to support them aren't alone in this fundamental fight for fairness.
It's time for love to conquer hate everywhere, for everyone. I hope you'll stand with me in this fight.
Don't you kinda love it when she uses her full name??
More importantly, thanks to Madonna for continuing to use her voice to support the LGBT community!