|22 year-old Dasha Shtern (pictured) took her life after Russia's pro-hate law took everything from her|
Since this hatred inciting law passed Dasha’s life went from hopefulness and security to destitution and desperation
She was also fired from her job because her supervisors feared they may be in violation of Putin’s ‘anti-be-yourself-law’
Since she was then unemployed she was unable to pay home mortgage and car loan
With a bigoted government that had provoked all she held dear to vanish such as her family and career, as well as the means to have a roof over her head, this woman fell into a state of hopelessness that too many of my sisters know too often. Tragically, Dasha felt the only way out was suicide.
On October 19th,the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization, Russian activists remembered Dasha in Moscow’s Red Square
As Masha Bast stressed, Vladimir Putin had created the system where there is no place for transgender, there is no place for dissidents. Masha Bast considers, that Dasha Shtern is the victim of the indifference of the Russian society.
The Russian parliament is also set to consider a bill that would remove children from their gay and lesbian parents, claiming that homosexuality is tantamount to child abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. The conservative deputy who proposed that law has withdrawn it for the moment but promised he will reintroduce the legislation after some revisions to the bill's language.”