The list of global movie, music, and sports stars showing their support by wearing the “Love Conquers Hate” t-shirts reads like a veritable who’s who of the cream of the showbiz, music and sports worlds. Stars such as Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Fergie, Kelly Osbourne, Kevin Bacon, Jaime Lee Curtis, Ricky Martin, America Ferrera, Perez Hilton, Doutzen Kroes, Anthony Bourdain, Wentworth Miller, Taryn Manning, Tim Gunn, Jozy Altidore, Todd Glass, Jonathan Del Arco, Amanda Furrer, Amanda Leigh Dunn, Ana Matronic, Craig Gibbons, Jason Collins, Lori Lindsey, Maggie Rose, Megan Rapinoe are proudly wearing the tshirts, with many more stars intending to join in the campaign in support of Russia’s Lesbian and Gay community.
The “Love Conquers Hate” Campaign was launched on Nov 4th, 2013 by US based Human Rights Campaign (HRC) a LGBT advoacy group. The goal of the campaign is to support and bring attention to Russia’s LGBT community, who HRC says are being targeted by an “anti-propoaganda” law that prohibits public support for equality in that country.
The “Love Conquers Hate t-shirt” is a russian language version HRC’s iconic Love Conquers Hate t-shirt, with participants being urged to share a photo of themselves wearing the t-shirt on their social media platforms with the #LoveConquersHate. A website loveconquershate.org will aggregate the photos that are shared on the hashtag and 100% of net proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to a fund that supports Russian LGBT adovcates.
According to HRC, since the launch of the campaign a diverse group of celebrities, politicians and sports stars have lent their support to the campaign by wearing the t-shirts in public. People and stars are being urged to show their support
Already photos of stars in the t-shirt like Kevin Bacon, Wentworth Miller, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ricky Martin, and many others have been shared.
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