IFWT_Russia Lesbian Wedding
Russia has been in the spotlight for gay rights in the past, for all the wrong reason ofcourse. Now maybe there can be some joy. Lesbian couple Irina Shumilova and Alyona Fursova were legally wed due to the fact Irina was born a man.


In a country that has banned same sex marriage, Irina Shumilova and Alyona Fursova have beaten the odds. Because Irina was born a man they two wed legally. Although Irina has been on hormones and clearly looks like a woman. The two wed at a registry office in St. Petersburg with family and friends clapping them along. The media however did not take this matter as a joyful occasion. St. Petersburg MP Vitaly Milonov described the wedding as “an insult to millions of Russian families of the future…There are certain moral standards which it is vital to implement”. A bit harsh but Russia has been known to come down on the LGBT community. All differences aside its a start that Russia has received whether they like it or not. Tolerance has to be learned, and maybe Irina and Alyona can help be trail blazers.