The out musician also dedicated his Moscow performance to a 23-year-old gay Russian who was brutally murdered after coming out to his friends earlier this year.
Elton John heads to Russia to perform this weekend, but he may be in violation of the country's anti-LGBT propaganda law.
Lily Safra gave money because "we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring this epidemic under control if we act now."
A moving new PSA, featuring Elton John and other stars, is shining a spotlight on the issue of homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles.
A Russian imam urged a boycott of Elton John's December show, and tossed out a few hateful slurs just for good measure.