Transgender Italian held for second time in Sochi

A transgender former member of Italy's parliament was detained by Russian police for the second time in 24 hours on Monday for trying to stage a gay rights protest at the Winter Olympics.

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Vladimir Luxuria said she was led away by two men in plain clothes on Sunday when she held up a sign saying “Gay is OK” in Russian in the Sochi Olympic Park and was held for about three hours.

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She was allowed into the Olympic Park again later on Monday but barred from watching an ice hockey match because she was wearing a rainbow headdress – the colours of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement – and had a gay pride flag.

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