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VIDEO: Elton John commemorates victim of murderous hate crime in Russia

Elton John, the musical living legend, said he was committed to upholding his concerts scheduled in Russia, despite the country's anti-LGBT "propaganda laws" that continue to incite violence targeted at LGBT people in Russia. Today, Elton dedicated his show to a young man who lost his life to such an attack.

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"It’s led to a huge increase in antigay violence, including murders. It’s led to attacks on gay and lesbian clubs and film festivals… and because these laws are passed supposedly to protect children, the people who are most targeted or have the most to fear are LGBT parents…LGBT people have an incredible amount to fear right now, especially if they have children.” 
– Russian author and activist Masha Gessen to

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