Russia’s first transgender politician Yulia Alyoshina abandons plans to run for governor amid new anti-LGBTQ+ bill


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Russia's first openly transgender politician has abandoned plans to run in a gubernatorial election, saying that the country's latest anti-LGBTQ+ bill has eroded the support needed to register her candidacy. Yulia Alyoshina had planned to represent the opposition Civil Initiative party at the polls in southern Siberia's Altai region in September, when it is to vote for a new governor.