Russia has listed transsexual and transgender people among those who will no longer qualify for driving licences.

I am at a loss as to what to say about this. It came up as a news article on my twitter feed (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30735673) and I genuinely thought it was someones misguided attempt at satire.
Lets just read that sentence again.

Russia has listed transsexual and transgender people among those who will no longer qualify for driving licences.

What the actual fuck?

The Russian government apparently is using the excuse that there are too many deaths on the road, and so they need to toughen up about who can be allowed to drive. I guess they must of read that famous scientific study about how Trans people are responsible for all the deaths on the road ever THAT DOESN’T EXIST.
It’s not just Trans people that are banned though, apparently “Fetishism, exhibitionism and voyeurism are also included as “mental disorders” now barring people from driving.”
Once again, What the actual fuck?

This is happening right on our doorstep, and it won’t stop there. How long before gay people are banned as well? And then forced sterilisation of anyone who identifies as LGBT? And then maybe segregation? How long, in all reality, before Russia’s anti LGBT laws extend to making being LGBT illegal?

Think it sounds far fetched?

I wish it was. I really wish it was…..

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