Saturday, January 10, 2015

Unwelcome trans action

Welcome to Russia, where being transsexual or transgender is now considered to be a "mental disorder" sufficiently debilitating as to disqualify people from driving. This ludicrous measure would be funny if it wasn't merely the most recent development in the Russian authorities' very serious war on what are referred to as "non-traditional lifestyles" that is inflicting untold harm on thousands of citizens.

Not that we should simply look at goings-on in Russia with smug disapproval, given that attitudes towards transgender people in the West - particularly those of religious zealots - are capable of driving teenagers to suicide.

(Thanks to Matt for the latter link.)

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