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Vladimir Putin calls transgender equality a “crime against humanity”

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Washington Post reports.Putin said it was appalling that children are “taught that a boy can become a girl and vice versa,” calling it “on the verge of a crime against humanity.”He also claimed that those who support transgender rights are seeking to remove “basic things such as mother, father, family or gender differences.”Putin has overseen a growing intolerance of and antagonism towards LGBTQ people in Russia during his time in office.

Earlier this month, Russia’s media regulator said it might rebrand LGBTQ organizations as “extremist” in order to “untie” the hands of police, allowing them to target LGBTQ activists.LGBTQ advocates point to worsening conditions in Russia since lawmakers passed the infamous “gay propaganda” law in 2013,.

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