Dasha Shtern took her life a week after losing her job according to a report in Gay Star News.
Russian trans activist Masha Bast told GSN: “Vladimir Putin has created a system where there is no place for trans people, no place for people who are different. Dasha is a victim of Putin’s laws, and she is a victim of the indifference in Russian society.”
This outcome is by no means surprising. Research shows 55% of trans people who lose their jobs due to bias attempt suicide.
Tip of the hat to Liz LaVenture.
More on Russia’s anti-trans/LGBT propaganda laws: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/is-russian-president-vladimir-putin-transphobic/
More on Russian trans lawyer Masha Bast: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/updated-trans-lawyer-in-russia-thumbs-nose-at-vladimir-putin/
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Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/
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