On Dec. 2, Madonna joined Human Rights Campaign and a growing list of celebrities in sending a powerful message to lawmakers in Russia: Love conquers hate.
The campaign is centered around a t-shirt that reads "love conquers hate" in Russian; supporters are asked to share pictures of them in their shirts on their social networks to not only reject the intolerance, but to also stand in solidarity with Russia's LGBTQ community.
Stars Support Human Rights Campaign, “Love Conquers Hate” Movement
In June, Russian implemented an “anti-propaganda” law that prohibits any public gestures of support of the LGBT community; with the upcoming winter Olympics being held in Sochi, HRC is hoping the gay community and allies alikes will send a powerful message to Russia.
And so far, many have; stars such as Wentworth Miller, Kristen Bell, Jonah Hill, Fergie, Kelly Osbourne, Taryn Manning and more have all shown support by proudly rockin' their tees! But leave it to Madonna to take it one step further!
The Material Girl penned a note for HRC, urging all to get involved and advocate for those being silenced in Russia.
"At this dangerous moment in Russian history, we as advocates have a responsibility to speak up and take our hopeful message global," she wrote. "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."
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To get involved with Love Conquers Hate or to purchase a shirt, visit HRC.org. Net proceeds from the sales of the shirt go to a fund to support LGBT advocates in Russia.
And be sure to share the love by sharing a picture of your shirt using the hashtag #LoveConquersHate on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!