Europe

Feb 20, 2014

Vladimir v Vladimir: meet the Italian transgender ex-MP who took on Putin

An Italian gay rights activist went to Sochi -- and got thrown in jail. Crikey intern Luca Zuccaro profiles the former MP, who has had a colourful life -- and more than one brush with Russian homophobes.

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Transgender Italian gay rights campaigner Vladimir Luxuria (pictured), a former MP, took the opportunity of the Sochi Olympics to protest against Russia’s anti-homosexuality laws — and got to know the inside of a Russian police station for her trouble.

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