Lady Gaga Thanks Russian Prime Minister
Lady Gaga expressed “her gratitude” to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for ignoring regional laws that make it a crime to give minors information about homosexuality. She tweeted that she thanked Medvedev for “not standing by your party’s anti-gay propaganda law.” Gaga’s tweet came after she arrived in St Petersburg, Russia. The city is one of three that passed bills imposing fines of up to $150,000 for providing minors with information on homosexuality. The laws call the information “homosexual propaganda.” Homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia in 1993, but homophobia is still very strong.