‘You’re a Guy – Go to the War’ – Transgender Women Turned Away at Ukraine’s Borders, Told They Must Fight  

‘You’re a Guy – Go to the War’ – Transgender Women Turned Away at Ukraine’s Borders, Told They Must Fight

 

Over in the Ukraine, the Ukraine-Russia war is beginning to highlight a new challenge for transgender people. The orders given by President Zelensky of Ukraine seems not to have granted a free pass for biological males claiming to be female.

Ukraine is blocking transgender women (biological males) from fleeing to neighboring countries as refugees.

 

Last month Ukraine ordered all men ages 18 to 60 to stay behind and fight Russian troops as women and children seek refuge in Poland, Moldova and Romania.

Trans ‘women’ in Ukraine are being turned away by border guards because their passports still identify them as “males.”

 

According to Ukraine’s martial law, all males must stay and fight.

One transgender who arrived at the border crossing last week was stopped by guards and told, ‘you’re a guy, so get the hell out of here,’

The Guardian reported, ‘Go to the war,’ the guards insisted.

According to the Guardian:

Trans women are reportedly being denied passage to safer countries, despite their legal status as women and the danger posed by Russia’s transphobic policies.

As strange hands searched her body and pulled back her hair to check if it was a wig, Judis looked at the faces of the Ukrainian border guards and felt fear and despair.

“Ukrainian border guards undress you and touch you everywhere,” Judis says. “You can see on their faces they’re wondering ‘what are you?’ like you’re some kind of animal or something.”

But as soon as Judis arrived at the border crossing last week, two guards stopped her and asked her to follow them to a room beside the customs office, where they physically examined her.

“Afterwards, one of the guards said, ‘you’re a guy, so get the hell out of here’, and told me I should be grateful they didn’t call the police, even though I have a legally valid document that states I am female.

“‘Go to the war’, they replied, adding that more than 3 million people had already fled the country and they weren’t going to let me out.”

Alice, 24, a trans woman from Brovary, a town near Kyiv, recounted a similar experience. She and her wife, Helen, a 21-year-old who identifies as non-binary, were stopped by border guards during an attempt to cross into Poland.

“They took us to a building near the border crossing,” recounts Alice. “There were three officers in the room. They told us to take off our jackets. They checked our hands, arms, checked my neck to see if I had an Adam’s apple. They touched my breasts. After examining us, border guards told us we were men. We tried to explain our situation but they didn’t care.”

Transgender Women are biological males with mental illness that makes them believe they’re not male. But their claims have not stopped the Ukrainian president from drafting all of them into the military.

President Zelensky signed an order commanding all males 18-60 years of age to stay back and fight for their land.

 

 

 

 

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