Elton John challenges new Russian anti-gay law

NEW YORK – Entertainer-songwriter Elton John is declaring his support of the Russian people, and he says they still accept him despite that country’s harsh new anti-gay law. Passed last year, the so-called “gay propaganda” law bans promotion of “non-traditional sexual relations” to minors. John said Wednesday that he visited Russia in December concerned that the new law would affect how he was treated.