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Singer Rihanna shows support for Russian gay rights campaign

Singer Rihanna poses with the Icon Award in the press room during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Image by Getty Images

Singer Rihanna shows support for Russian gay rights campaign

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Feb 17, 2014

Rihanna is adding her star power to the fight for gay rights in Russia.

The singer posted a photo of herself on Instagram and Twitter wearing a hat that read "P6."

That is short for Principle 6, which is the campaign speaking out against Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.

Rihanna also posted a link to an article highlighting the issue.

The Sochi Olympics have cast a harsh light on Russia's policies involving homosexuals.

In June, its parliment passed a law that makes it illegal to tell children about gay equality.

Last week, Russia's prime minister signed a decree banning foreign same-sex couples from adopting Russian children.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to