Ukraine

LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


ADDED ON: 02/17/2019

Ten Exiled LGBTQ Activists Speak

“We want to give a voice to those, who are not heard, whose voice has been taken,” Ali Feruz says. “Because the story of every human is at the same time the…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

Amnesty: Ukrainian Authorities ‘Slow To React’ To Attacks Against Journalists, Rights Advocates

Ukraine has failed to prevent or investigate “numerous” human rights violations committed last year against rights activists, political opponents, and ethnic minorities, according to Amnesty International. “2018 was marked by a sharp…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2019

Watch: Former volunteer Ukrainian soldier challenges LGBT taboos

The LGBT community in Ukraine is often under attack but one volunteer soldier has gone public about his sexuality. Viktor Pylypenko, 31, decided to come out after hearing how the LGBT community…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2018

Formerly Antigay Mom Tells Parents: Don’t ‘Repeat My Mistake’

When Ukrainian mother Olena Globa discovered her teenage son's love poems about a man, she confronted him and demanded, "Are you a faggot?" When her son Bogdan responded that he was gay,…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2018

Ukraine Transgender Rally Disrupted by Far-Right Militants

Far-right militants in Ukraine have disrupted a march by transgender activists in the capital Kiev. Reports say two young women were attacked and mocked as they received medical attention, and a Canadian…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2018

Young Ukrainian Campers Learn Lessons in War, LGBT Hate

The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot,…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2018

How Russia Drove Crimea’s LGBTI Community Underground

The buxom drag queen hikes up her sequined emerald gown and reaches into the crowd to pull a man onto a makeshift stage. “Stand there, handsome,” she says and then coaxes two…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2018

Photography Exhibition Showcases LGBTI Veterans of Ukraine’s Civil War

As Ukraine’s Civil War raged on against pro-Russian forces in the east of the country, photographer Anton Shebetko wanted to try and represent some of the LGBTI soldiers who had experienced the…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2018

Odesa Radio has Program on LGBT Community

First release of a weekly one-hour project called Good As You dedicated to the issues of homosexuality, was issued on Odesa “First City Radio” (broadcast frequency - 102,7 FM) on Thursday, September…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

Ukraine: Police Called on to Guard Odessa Pride Marchers

A small 100-people strong, mostly successful LGBT march, was held in the Ukraine under the watchful eyes of the police amid contrasting events elsewhere. Several anti-LGBT marchers carried out minor attacks on…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2018

LGBT Office is Attacked in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Grenades and empty pepper spray were seized from the scene. The LGBT office was attacked in the Podilskiy valley in Kharkiv, as the press office of the National Police reports. According to…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

What Life is Really Like for LGBTI Refugees in Ukraine

“When the war, started life for anyone who was ‘different’ became more dangerous,” Dasha, now 23, tells Dazed. Dasha is one of the nearly 1.6 million people estimated by the United Nations…

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