Rihanna weighs in with support for ‘Principle 6’ gay rights campaign

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SOCHI, Russia— A campaign for gay rights in Russia and at the Sochi Games is getting some star backing from Rihanna.



A photo posted on Instagram and linked to Rihanna’s verified Twitter account showed the “We Found Love,” “Diamonds” and “Umbrella” singer wearing a hat with the logo P6.

P6 is the Principle 6 campaign that aims to challenge Russia’s crackdown on gay rights, including its law banning so-called gay “propaganda.” It takes its name from the sixth of seven “fundamental principles” listed in the International Olympic Committee’s charter.

The charter says: “Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.”

Rihanna’s account has more than 34 million followers, giving the P6 campaign a big audience.

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