March 22, 2012 03:26:49 GMT
Instead of canceling her concert to boycott St. Petersburg, Russia, Madge will come to the city 'to give strength and inspiration to anyone who is or feels oppressed.'
An avid supporter of LGBT community, Madonna won't stay quiet about a new law in St. Petersburg, Russia that forbids the "promotion of homosexuality." In a recent post on her Facebook, she vows to "speak up for the gay community" when stopping by the city later this summer as part of her world tour which kicks off in May to support her album "MDNA".
"I'm a freedom fighter," she wrote. "My show. My songs. My work ... My art. Is all about freedom of expression, Freedom to choose to speak to act. Always with humanity and compassion. I will come to St. Petersburg to speak up for the gay community, to support the gay community and to give strength and inspiration to anyone who is or feels oppressed."
Madge was previously encouraged by New York Times to cancel her scheduled concert as a boycott act against the anti-gay Russian law which was signed off to protect minors from "the false perception that traditional and nontraditional relationships are socially equal," but she refused to do so. "I don't run away from adversity. I will speak during my show about this ridiculous atrocity," she said.
Madonna is going to release "MDNA" in the United States on March 20, but many songs from the album leaked ahead of the release schedule. Most recently, she premiered an uncensored version of her "Girl Gone Wild" music video as an effort to tide fans over the album release. It's jam packed with erotic footage like the previous one, but the images are more explicit and provocative.
Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" music video (uncensored)