2014-02-18 19:15:59

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A transgender activist and former member of Italy's parliament has staged back-to-back actions in support of LGBT rights at the Olympics in Sochi. On Sunday, Vladimir Luxuria was detained after displaying a banner reading "Gay is OK" in the Olympic Park. The next day, she attempted to enter the Olympic hockey arena wearing an elaborate, rainbow headdress and carrying a gay pride flag, and was promptly escorted away. She said she was protesting Russia's so-called gay propaganda law.

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