Last night, teens honored their favorites in pop culture at the annual Teen Choice Awards on Fox, this year hosted by Glee's Darren Criss and Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale, and winners included many LGBT performers and storylines in entertainment.
"Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia. The rise in government abuse is archaic. Hosing teenagers with pepper spray? Beatings? Mother Russia?... The Russian government is criminal. Oppression will be met with revolution. Russian LGBTs you are not alone. We will fight for your freedom... Why didn't you arrest me when you had the chance, Russia? Because you didn't want answer to the world?"
Anti-gay lawmaker Vitaly Milonov appears to be sending a message to performing artists coming to Russia: speak out in favor of gay rights and be investigated. Milonov appears to have triggered an investigation into visits to the country by Lady Gaga and Madonna, both of whom made spectacles of Russia's anti-gay laws during their performances.
"Fun fact:when you twitter me and say "you're a lesbian" it really doesn't bother me at all. It's a compliment. Most of my fav ppl are, so...I'm sure all of you hate filled humans can come up with something a little worse than that?!? Come on- be creative. You have 140 characters!"