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Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi
Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi

Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian, was reportedly detained twice in Sochi this week for supporting LGBT rights at the Winter Olympics. Luxuria, a former Communist member of parliament in Italy, was stopped by four men after donning rainbow-colored garb and yelling "It's OK to be gay" outside the Olympic hockey stadium, according to the Associated Press.  The men reportedly escorted her to a car, stripped her of her Olympics pass and dropped her off in the Russian countryside. Luxuria also told The Independent she was arrested by Russian police Sunday for holding up a banner with the phrase "Gay is OK" written on it in...

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