Rihanna showed her support of LGBT rights on Twitter last week.
Rihanna’s message reached at least her 34 million Twitter followers and 12 million Instagram followers as well.
“Woah. Thank you @rihanna for standing up for #P6 and equality at the Olympics,” Equality group All Out responded.
In June Russia’s parliament passed a law making it illegal to tell children about gay equality.
Last week, the prime minister signed a decree banning foreign same-sex couples from adopting Russian children.