Elton John has urged Russia to end discrimination against gays as he performed at a concert in Moscow.
The British singer said he was “sad to learn” of a law banning the “propaganda of homosexuality” to minors.
The loosely-worded law can be used to ban gay rights events, critics say.
Sir Elton became the first major Western star known for his support of gay rights to play in Russia since the law was signed by President Vladimir Putin in June.
Last year, both Madonna and Lady Gaga used concerts in Saint Petersburg to speak out against similar local legislation.
Elton John with husband, David Furnish and sons, Baby Elijah and Zachary