Elton John tells Russia to end gay prejudice: Report
MOSCOW (AFP) - British pop icon Elton John at his Moscow concert on Friday called on Russia to end discrimination against gays and lesbians, the Interfax news agency reported.
The openly gay singer said he was "sad to learn" about a Russian "anti-gay law" which bans what it calls homosexual propaganda to minors, Interfax reported.
"He called for renouncing all discrimination, including that based on non-traditional sexual orientation," the agency said, using an expression in Russia for describing homosexuality.
According to Interfax and several messages on social networks, John dedicated his concert to Mr Vladislav Tornovoi, a 23-year-old man tortured to death in May in Volgograd, in southwest Russia, apparently for being gay.