Latin singer Ricky Martin, celebrity gossip Perez Hilton and actor Jonathan Del Arco are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language “Love Conquers Hate” T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay “propaganda.”
It's part of an initiative launched by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest U.S. gay-rights group.
Participating celebrities will share photos of themselves wearing the T-shirts on their social media platforms, encouraging followers to do likewise. The HRC says all net proceeds from shirt sales will go to a fund supporting gay-rights efforts in Russia.
"We stand with Russia's LGBT community and their allies," said HRC President Chad Griffin. "We are committed to doing as much as we possibly can to support their efforts to repeal this heinous law."