11 February 2014 - 6:46pm | posted by | 0 comments

Stephen Fry speaks of delight at inclusion in Mother London's Russian dolls campaign in support of LGBT rights

Stephen Fry has spoken of his delight at being included in a campaign by Mother London to support LGBT rights at Christmas.

As an act of solidarity with Russia’s gay community, the agency sent off a set of Russian Dolls styled as well-known gay icons Fry, Elton John, George Michael, Graham Norton and Tom Daley to the Russian Embassy in London and the Kremlin as a festive gift.

Mother also auctioned some dolls online to raise money for The Kaleidoscope Trust, a charity working to uphold LGBT rights internationally.

Fry said: “There is something sick and wrong with people who are obsessed with trying to suppress the rights, freedom and happiness of LGBT people.

“Any savage recordable injustice should be sent around the world, for the world to see. It should become the question that Putin is so annoyed with, and bored by this being the issue, that he lets up on it. Meanwhile I can do nothing but admire the courage of all of you who are able to gather and stand up for who you are.”

Global attention has been on Russia’s worrying stance on homosexuality recently as the Sochi Winter Olympics prepared to kick off in the country.

The Drum teamed up with One Minute Briefs to ask creatives how sponsors could have shown their support for the LGBT community. There’s still time to vote for your favourite entry.

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