Madonna outraged conservative Russian officials by speaking out in favor of gay rights and feminist punk band Pussy Riot. Now she can add alleged unpaid taxes to that list. Russian authorities say that the music icon violated the terms of her visa by working when she held a commercial performance at the Peterbugrsky sports and concert center in St.
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If you’re an openly gay man in Hollywood and getting an award from a high profile gay organization like GLAAD, you want a gay icon to present the award to you. And, there are only a few to choose from: Barbra Streisand, Lisa Minnelli, Cher and Madonna. Madonna got the... Read More
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AMSTERDAM — After getting an earful from Chancellor Angela Merkel on the importance of democratic issues, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Amsterdam on Monday to face an eyeful of protests from gay rights activists.Rainbow flags were flying at half-staff around the Dutch city and rights groups planned a major protest against Russian gay rights policies.
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MOSCOW - Gay-rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at that country's first-ever gay pride march. Russian police said they arrested at least 30 gay rights campaigners and Christian Orthodox vigilantes in Moscow. The campaigners tried to unfurl...
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The ban on “gay propaganda” among minors, currently under review in Russian legislature, does not infringe on human rights – unlike “gay propaganda” itself, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.
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Madonna lived up to her reputation for courting controversy and fighting for gay rights when she appeared on March 16 in New York City at the 24th annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards, the first of three events to be held this year to honor the best representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the media. Dressed in...
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It was a gay (and lesbian) old time at the 24th annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards, where Madonna called for revolution, and NFL players, newscasters, “Jersey Shore” stars and Honey Boo Boo joined in the chant for civil rights.
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Madonna has been accused by a Russian legislator of violating tax and migration laws after allegedly performing a commercial concert in St Petersburg with the wrong visa and then failing to pay proper taxes on the money she made The charges come eight months after Madonna's concert at the city's sports...
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By Jason Bush MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police detained around 30 pro- and anti-gay activists in central Moscow on Saturday, imposing the city's ban on gay rights demonstrations. The arrests, underlining Russia's tough response to public demonstrations by gay groups, coincided with the first ever gay rally in neighboring Ukraine, which was allowed by the authorities and...
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Gay-rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at that country'…
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