Madonna Breaks Speech Ban, Spins Russian Concert Into Pride Rally [VIDEO]

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Following through on her promise, Madonna spoke out against discrimination of people based on sexual orientation during her MDNA tour concert in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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The city of St. Petersburg recently passed laws banning pro-LGBT speech, and as The Advocate reported, Madonna vowed to break those laws during her concert in the city.

"At the center of non-violence, stands the principle of love," Madonna read from a fan's t-shirt, which quotes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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She distributed rainbow "No Fear" posters, and she and her dancers incorporated rainbow flags into the show.

"You cannot use religion to treat other people badly, you cannot use God's name to treat other people badly, we all deserve love," Madonna told cheering fans.

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