Meet Alison Brooks(on the left), who married Alina Davis (right). How is this possible in Russia where same-sex weddings are banned, violence against homosexuals is on the rise?
Simple. The 23-year-old Alina was born a man named Dmitry Kozhukhov. She labels herself as “androgyne”, which means she doesn’t fit neatly into one gender identity. Alina goes around wearing women’s clothes every day. And because her birth certificate lists her as a man, the Russian authorities couldn’t refuse them their marriage certificate or their right to marry.