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LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


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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ADDED ON: 10/16/2020

How American religious conservatives fought LGBT rights in Ukraine

This year has seen several blows to LGBT rights in Ukraine. In June, the Law Enforcement committee of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, voted down a proposed law which would have enhanced…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2020

Ukraine Wraps Skyscraper in Rainbow for Pride to Fight Homophobia

The owners of the second-tallest building in Ukraine are taking a stand against a rising tide of homophobia in the region. The colors of the Pride flag will be projected onto the…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2020

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases

Politicians deepen existing divides when they use inflammatory language, such as hate speech, and this makes their societies more likely to experience political violence and terrorism. That’s the conclusion from a study…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

A landmark court case on “traditional values” in Ukraine ends strangely – in victory for both sides

In Ukraine, the often tense public battle over “traditional values” rumbles on - but in the courtroom. In 2018, 80 Ukrainian local authorities called on the country’s parliament, cabinet of ministers and…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2020

Ukrainian neo-Nazis attack LGBT ‘pride’ event in Odessa, organizers say police were slow to intervene but 16 people later arrested

Sixteen Ukrainian ultra-nationalists were arrested on Sunday after the far-right Christian organization 'Tradition and Order' attacked marchers at Odessa Pride 2020, the city's biggest celebration of LGBT society and culture. According to…

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