Singer Lady Gaga on Saturday tweeted
thanks to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for his stance on an
“Thank you Prime Minister Medvedev
for not standing by your party's anti gay propaganda law &
instead supporting my show+fans all over Russia,” she messaged to
her nearly 32 million Twitter followers.
“Prime Minister Medvedev please
accept my gratitude I am looking forwarding to performing in RUSSIA &
celebrating our cultures coming together.”
Lady Gaga, who is scheduled Saturday to
perform in St. Petersburg, was referring to comments Medvedev made in
a live television interview on Friday.
“Not all moral issues, not all
behavioral patterns, not all issues of communication between people
need to be regulated by law,” Russian media reported Medvedev as
The State Duma, Russia's lower house of
parliament, is expected to begin debate on the measure which would
forbid the spread of “homosexual propaganda” to minors. Such
bans already exist in 9 regions, including St. Petersburg. The first
reading of the draft federal law is scheduled to take place
Wednesday, December 19.
Lady Gaga has strongly voiced her
support for gay rights in the United States.