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Madonna supports gay rights in St. Petersburg with pink wristbands

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Pink wristbands will be available during Madonna’s concert in St. Petersburg today (Aug. 9), to show support for the city’s persecuted LGBT community.

Madonna could face prosecution if she speaks out against homophobia in Russia under St. Petersburg’s anti-gay law, which came into effect in March and bans discussion of LGBT issues.

Vitaly Mianov, the St. Petersburg city assemblyman and author of the recent "homosexual propaganda" bill, has said he would personally ensure she did not violate this law.

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