Elton John has announced that he won't cancel a concert planned this December in Moscow, despite the homophobic climate and the Russian law banning gay propaganda.
The singer thinks that he have to go and perform in Russia for later this year, in order to support his LGBT fans who might be suffering "in an isolated situation".
Elton John has declared: "I've got to go. And I've got to think about what I'm going to say very carefully. There's two avenues of thought: Do you stop everyone going, ban all the artists coming in from Russia? But then you're really leaving the men and women who are gay and suffering under the antigay laws in an isolated situation. As a gay man, I can't leave those people on their own without going over there and supporting them. I don't know what's going to happen, but I've got to go".
His decision to perform stands in contrast to another artists like Cher, who recently turned down an opportunity to perform in Sochi Olympics because of all the hatred to gays in Russia, or Wentworth Miller, who also rejected an invite to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival for the same reason.
In any case, different strategies but the same goal.