Lady Gaga expresses thanks to Russian PM for support of gay rights

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Lady Gaga arrived in, St. Petersburg, Russia, on Dec. 7 and just hours prior to touch down, expressed her gratitude to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for opposing laws that forbid minors from receiving information about homosexuality.

The Mother Monster took to Twitter and posted: “Thank You Prime Minister Medvedev for not standing by your party's anti gay propaganda law & instead supporting my show+fans all over Russia.” In a second post to Russia’s PM, Lady Gaga posted: “Prime Minister Medvedev please accept my gratitude I am looking forward to performing in RUSSIA & celebrating our cultures coming together.”

Nine regions, including St. Petersburg, have recently passed bills imposing fines of up to $150,000 for providing minors with information on homosexuality, as this information is deemed by law to be “homosexual propaganda.” In a Dec. 7 interview, PM Medvedev said, “Not all relations between people can be regulated by law,” speaking to the anti-gay laws that are currently in place. On Dec. 19 The Duma, which is Russia's parliament, will consider the nationwide ban of these educational materials.

The 26-year-old mega-star has been a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ communities and has never shied away from giving her support. Of course in typical Mother Monster style, upon landing in St. Petersburg she tweeted: “Just arrived in St. Petersburg Russia I'm so delighted to see so many monsters at the airport. Take me to the ballet!”

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