Masha Bast, the chair of the Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights, has spoken out in mainstream Russian media to oppose the anti-gay law. In an interview, she told the Moscow Times: “The law banning gay propaganda among minors is completely wrong."
Her advice to young trans people in Russia is “Come out. The sooner, the better. Don’t be afraid of your parents. Too many trans people worry about how society sees them and think they’re a problem for society.