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Putin calls Elton John, promises to meet with him

Thursday, September 24, 2015
In this Sunday, July  26, 2015 file pool photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, reviews a Navy parade in Baltisk, western Russia, during celebration for Russian Navy Day. With dozens of Russian combat jets and helicopter gunships lined up at an air base in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for a big-time show at the United Nations General Assembly. Observers expect the Russian leader to call for stronger U.N.-sanctioned global action against the Islamic State group and possibly announce some military moves in his speech on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.
For real this time. ...

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Russian pranksters made that Putin hoax call to Elton John

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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On Tuesday, the British star posted a message on Instagram, thanking Putin for calling him to discuss gay rights in Russia. ...

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Elton John: “Putin called me when I asked to meet on gay rights”

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, and Elton John shake hands during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.
On Instagram, the star said "thank-you to President Vladimir Putin for reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today." ...

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Elton John urges Ukraine to accept gays

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Sir Elton John speaking  during the 12th  Annual Meeting entitled “At Risk: How New Ukraine’s Fate Affects Europe and the World organized by the Yalta European Strategy (YES) in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation at the Mystetsky Arsenal Art Center in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Sir Elton John delivered a keynote speech  about the role of business in promoting human rights.  More than 200 leaders from politics, business and society representing more than 20 countries will discuss major global challenges and their impact on Europe, Ukraine and the world.
The singer pointed to studies showing that emerging economies which protect LGBT rights have a higher gross domestic product per capita ...

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Elton John, Michael Stipe call for protection of transgender inmates

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Michael Stipe (left) and Elton John
Elton John and Michael Stipe are calling for the equal rights of transgender inmates following claims that a transgender woman was mistreated at a Georgia prison. ...

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Celebrities join Elton John’s call for Dolce & Gabbana boycott

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Several celebrities have joined the boycott bandwagon launched by Elton John after fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana criticized same-sex parents and the use of in vitro fertilization. ...

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Dolce&Gabbana react to firestorm over support for ‘traditional’ families

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Domenico Dolce, right, and Stefano Gabbana
The designers, under growing social media pressure, issued a statement Sunday saying their comments supporting "traditional families" with a mother and a father weren't intended to judge the choices made by others. ...

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Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Elton John and David Furnish exchange wedding vows on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014.
Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership. ...

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Elton John at AIDS event: Pope Francis is my hero

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Elton John performs at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th Annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in New York.
NEW YORK -- Elton John called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit. ...

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Elton John says he believes Jesus Christ would support marriage equality

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Sir Elton John, who plas to marry David Furnish — his partner of more than 20 years — in a “low-key” affair next year, says in a new interview with Britain’s Sky News, that he believes Jesus Christ would support ...

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