Elton John has written a column for the New Statesman calling on people to stand up to bigots and homophobes:
People were persecuted all over the world "just because of who they love and who they make love to".
"We should all stand up and speak out for... basic human rights.
"In some countries, my voice would have been drowned out. Maybe even stamped out.
"Men and women are persecuted and attacked every day all over the world, just because of who they love and who they make love to."