Tilda Swinton Stands Up for Russia’s LGBT Community
Shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin singed the highly controversial anti-gay "gay propaganda" bill into law last month, Academy Award-winning actress TIlda Swinton is defending the country’s LGBT community by proudly holding a rainbow flag in front of Moscow’s Kremlin. The image of Swinton has gone viral and spread across social media websites, like Facebook and Twitter, like wildfire, Gay Star news reports.
"In solidarity. From Russia with love," Swinton, who won the Academy Award for the 2007 film "Michael Clayton" said in a statement.
Last month, Putin signed the so-called "homosexual propaganda" bill into law, which fines large sums of money to people, organizations and businesses, that give information about the LGBT community to Russia’s minors. Similar laws have already been enacted in various regions in Russia, including St. Petersburg.
The anti-gay measures don’t stop there, however. On July 3, Putin signed a law that prohibits same-sex couples in foreign countries from adopting a child from Russia.