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Putin’s Crackdown On Transgender Russians


A new law in Russia criminalizes all surgery and hormone treatments used for gender transitions. 

It comes on top of a measure enacted last December prohibiting the representation of L.G.B.T.Q. relationships in any media — streaming services, social platforms, books, music, posters, billboards or film.

Together, the legislative changes underscore how President Vladimir Putin is increasingly using the war in Ukraine as justification for greater restrictions on L.G.B.T.Q. life, portraying it as a consequence of deviant Western values.

From the war;

Danube River ports are now the only shipping outlet for Ukrainian grain. Russia has made it clear that the ports are just as much a target as any vessel in the Black Sea.

Russia said a drone had hit a central Moscow building for the second time in 48 hours, blaming Ukraine.

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