“My life has been immensely enriched by gay mentors, colleagues and friends and any discrimination and persecution of gay people is unacceptable. Equal treatment of people is a basic right and it is sad that we still have to even speak about this in the 21st century.”
– Dancer-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, in a statement to the New York-based No More Fear Foundation, in support of a group opposed to Russia’s “gay propaganda” law.