Actress and comedienne Wanda Sykes appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday night with a t-shirt from the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) #LoveConquersHate campaign.
The campaign aims to support Russia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community which is being targeted by a hateful “anti-propaganda” law that prohibits public support for equality in the country.
During her appearance as one of Jay Leno’s final guests as host of the Tonight Show, Sykes talked about her participation in HRC’s campaign and the need for more Americans to speak out against the heinous situation taking place in Russia.
“It’s criminal what they’re doing to the LGBT community in Russia,” Sykes said during the interview. After joking about a number of reasons why she would not be traveling to Sochi for the Olympic Games, she added, “What I will do is wear a t-shirt to support them. Human Rights Campaign has a [shirt] out and the proceeds go to help them. And I brought you one too so if they ask you to go, you can say ‘No I’m going to wear a t-shirt.’”
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