Transgender woman Vladimir Luxuria detained again at the olympics, this time for a rainbow dress


True to her word transgender woman Vladimir Luxuria protested again in Sochi Russia at the winter Olympics. This time she walked around  for hours shouting ‘its ok to be gay’ in Russian and English.

Her actions garnered the attention of some who stood by and watched in disbelief, most likely wondering if it was OK to be gay.

Vladimir Luxuria wasn’t carrying a banner or anything, was merely dressed in rainbow colors.
— Nataliya Vasilyeva (@NatVasilyevaAP) February 17, 2014

The kids didn’t notice that she was dressed
in the Olympic colors. Why would they?

has spent the past two hours cruising the Olympic park with an Italian gay rights activist.Plainclothes men have detained and taken her away
— Nataliya Vasilyeva (@NatVasilyevaAP) February 17, 2014

 Police stopped her from watching the hockey game despite
her showing them her ticket.

the photo of Luxuria put in a car with Olympic markings; a uniformed policeman is nearby
— Nataliya Vasilyeva (@NatVasilyevaAP) February 17, 2014

Source: AP

Luxuria arrived at a ticket inspection barrier at the hockey arena just before an evening game was due to begin. She passed through the barrier and was being given directions to her seat when four men who were not wearing any identification surrounded her and started shouting “take her away.” They then led her out of the venue and to the parking lot.

“I was very, very afraid this time because the first time they said, ‘It’s OK for the first time, don’t do it again for the second time.’ So, this time I was a little bit afraid,” Luxuria said. “But they just left me outside, in the country, there, outside and that’s it.”

Before she went to the stadium, Luxuria said she did not want to be arrested.

“It’s not nice to be all alone in a room with a neon light not knowing what’s going on,” she said Monday afternoon, but then added it was important for her “to stand up for the rights of lesbian, gay and transgender people all over the world.”

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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender



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