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LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


ADDED ON: 09/19/2021

Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety

Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country's LGBT community. Equipped with colorful costumes and rainbow flags, the…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2021

Gay war veteran speaks out for equal rights in Ukraine’s military

KYIV (Reuters) - Viktor Pylypenko has become a role model for dozens of LGBT+ Ukrainian war veterans and their supporters since he organised their participation two years ago in Kyiv's largest ever…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Biden urged to raise LGBTQ rights with Ukraine president

Members of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus have urged President Biden to raise LGBTQ rights with his Ukrainian counterpart when they meet at the White House on Wednesday. “We write today to…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2021

Ukrainian Police Clash With Far-Right Group At Odesa Pride March

Violent clashes broke out on August 28 between Ukrainian police and a far-right nationalist group trying to disrupt an annual LGBT Pride march in the port city of Odesa. Police detained at…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2021

‘Constantly pursued’: Ukraine’s LGBT+ activists attacked online and in the street

For days, death threats and homophobic insults have been pouring into Sofiia Lapina’s messaging inbox - a constant reminder of the hatred she often encounters as an LGBT+ rights activist in Ukraine.…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2021

Ukraine LGBTQ activists hold rave to demand govt punish attacks

Dozens of people took part in a rave party outside the Ukrainian president's office Friday to demand the authorities protect LGBTQ rights, sparking scuffles between police and right-wing protesters trying to prevent…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2021

LGBTQ troops and vets go to war with homophobia in Ukraine

The silence inside a makeshift cinema in the heart of Kyiv was shattered with the crash of a windowpane. Fireworks flashed. Homophobic attackers were attempting to besiege the screening of a film…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2021

Ukraine march in support of more transgender rights

Scores of people rallied in Ukraine on Saturday in support of the Trangender and LGBT community. Crowds gathered in the capital Kyiv, waving flags and chanting as they called on the government…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2021

‘Political backlash’ blamed for halting LGBT+ rights gains in Europe

Progress on laws to boost LGBT+ rights has come to a virtual standstill in Europe amid a rise in homophobic and anti-transgender rhetoric by politicians in countries including Poland and Hungary, an…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Anti-LGBT+ discrimination damages Eastern Europe’s economic growth

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people costs Eastern European countries almost 2% a year in economic growth, a coalition of dozens of global companies promoting LGBT+ inclusion said on Tuesday.…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

From Kyiv To Almaty, Marches For Rights On International Women’s Day

Women have marched across Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, and Central Asia demanding governments do more to respect their rights as the world marks International Women's Day. Thousands of activists in Kyiv…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2020

LGBTQ rights in Ukraine and the false dawn of Zelenskyy

The election of showbiz star Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the youngest ever president of Ukraine in spring 2019 was cheered by many in the country’s LGBTQ community. His election campaign was based on…

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