Madonna is being sued by a group of Russian activists who claim “moral damages” over her support for gay rights during a St. Petersburg concert.

The suit filed by nine people demands reparations from Madonna, the organizer of her concert and the concert hall where she played in St. Petersburg. According to Ria Novosti, petitioners claim “moral damages” stemming from “the open promotion of homosexuality” and are asking for $10.5 million in compensation.

“Some of these people attended the concert and others saw media reports,” Alexander Pochuyev, a lawyer who representing the activists, told Ria Novosti.

During her Thursday, August 9 concert, Madonna defied city authorities who had threatened to fine the pop star.

“We want to fight for the right to be free,” she told the audience, most of whom were wearing pink wristbands distributed at the door. Madonna urged them to “show your love and appreciation to the gay community.”

St. Petersburg Assemblymember Vladimir Milonov told Russia's Interfax news agency that either the pop star or concert organizers will be fined for violating the city's law which criminalizes “public actions aimed at propaganda of pederasty, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism among minors.”

Milonov, who sponsored the law, stated that there were children as young as 12 present at the concert.

“Madonna or the organizers need to be brought to justice,” Milonov said.