Transgender foreigners should not be allowed into Russia with a passport that does not show their “real” identity, one of the most vocal anti-LGBT lawmakers in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party said on Monday. Vitaliy Milonov, a member of Russia’s lower house of parliament, told Russian newspaper Parlamentskaya Gazeta that transgender people should not be allowed into the country. He is currently drafting legislation that will aim to prevent Russians from transitioning from one gender to another. “Not a single such transgender should be let onto the territory of Russia, because his passport does not correspond to reality, with regards to his name and gender,” Milonov said.
October 23 / Newsweek