Putin Consults With Elton John Over LGBT Equality

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It is one of those headlines that leaves you thinking, “Huh?” Apparently, Sir Elton John has been called on by Vladimir Putin to discuss LGBT equality in Russia.

A report in Attitude claims that John challenged Putin to a discussion on LGBT rights, and within 24 hours of his request, the leader of Russia phoned him.

In fact, the singer took to Instagram to post the following picture:

The caption reads, “Thank-you to President Vladimir Putin for reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today. I look forward to meeting with you face-to-face to discuss LGBT equality in Russia.”

This comes on the heels of Sir Elton John speaking at the #YesUkraine2015 Conference in Kiev, where he met with Ukraine President Poroshenkso to suggest the country “ban discrimination in the workplace based on sexuality and gender identity [and] provide criminal penalties for hate crimes.”