Gay Activist Says She Was Detained At Olympics
An Italian gay-rights activist said she was detained by police at the Olympics after being stopped while carrying a rainbow flag that read in Russian: “Gay is OK.” Police on Monday denied this happened. Vladimir Luxuria, a former Communist lawmaker in the Italian parliament who has become a prominent transgender rights crusader and television personality, told The Associated Press she was held for several hours Sunday before she was released. Luxuria said she was not charged. Her website published a photograph of her after her release. Before her arrest, she tweeted: “I’m in Sochi. Greetings in the colors of the rainbow, in Putin’s face.” Sochi organizers said Monday they had no information of any such incident.
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