Lawyer gets naked for trans rights in Russia

mashabastTHE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Transgender Russian lawyer Masha Bast has been mentioned a number of times in this space as she battles Russian President Vladimir Putin for transgender and LGBT rights in a country where trans rights are few.

For TDOR this year, she stripped off her clothes to bring attention to trans murders and persecution by Russian security services — the FSB.  Putin can’t easily dismiss Bast, because for one thing, she’s chair of the Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights.

Bast speaking to Gay Star News: ‘Transgender people mostly keep silent in Russia and those who don’t keep silent are the target of this persecution. We are considered enemies and terrorists because we are transgender.’

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To Masha Bast, I say: you go girl! This is one brave trans woman and one heck of a role model for trans activists around the world!

Previous article on Bast: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/updated-trans-lawyer-in-russia-thumbs-nose-at-vladimir-putin/

Bast has a video on transphobia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy9x6SiGmYY

More on Bast’s protest: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-lawyer-gets-naked-transgender-rights211113

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Here’s a transgender feature film that I’d be honored if you watched: “Lexie Cannes” http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963781332   Or via PayPal: http://www.lexiecannes.com/id13.html

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT is associated with Wipe Out Transphobia: http://www.wipeouttransphobia.com/

Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/



Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

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