Ukraine

LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


ADDED ON: 06/17/2020

How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. On a visit to Senegal in…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2020

Ukraine and Albania urged to protect LGBT+ people from hate and discrimination

Ukraine should reform its laws to combat homophobic hate crimes and Albania should give more rights to same-sex couples and trans people, a top European rights body said on Wednesday, amid a…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2020

LGBT+ group sues Ukraine religious figure linking coronavirus to gay marriage

A Ukrainian LGBT+ group said on Monday it has sued one of the country’s most prominent religious figures over comments blaming the spread of the coronavirus on same-sex marriage, in what the…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2020

Supporting PrEP in eastern Europe and central Asia

ECOM – Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity – recently published a report on access to PrEP (regular medication to prevent HIV infection) in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2020

Ukraine’s LGBT+ war veterans boost battle for equality

Ukraine army veteran Viktor Pylypenko kept his sexuality a secret for years, worried that the men he had fought alongside would turn against him if they knew he was gay. When he…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2020

Evangelical Pastor Pushed Pompeo to Fire Yovanovitch for LGBT Support

In the summer of 2018, an American evangelical pastor and dozens of Ukrainian Christian groups prayed for Marie Yovanovitch to be fired from her job as the US ambassador to Kyiv. With…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refuses to meet with LGBT activists in Ukraine

Donald Trump’s anti-LGBT+ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Ukraine this week, but refused to meet with LGBT+ community leaders. Pompeo made the trip to show America’s commitment to defending Ukraine against…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2019

Ukrainian City Bans ‘Deviant’ LGBT Marches

The Rivne City Council in western Ukraine has banned the holding of equality marches. The local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community had plans to hold an event on January 1…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2019

Ukraine’s first-ever LGBT shelter forced to close after running out of money

An LGBT+ shelter in Kyiv ran out of money and was forced to close its doors, severing off a pocket of protection in a war-tugged country where citizens and officials divide on…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2019

Photojournalist Rescues Victim Of Anti-LGBT Mob

On September 15, around 2,000 LGBT rights activists marched through Kharkiv in the first event of its kind in the eastern Ukrainian city. When the march ended, most of the participants left…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2019

Homophobia and ‘Soviet hangover’ driving HIV infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, says David Furnish

Homophobia and a “Soviet hangover” are driving HIV infections in parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to David Furnish, AIDS campaigner and Sir Elton John’s husband. While the rate of…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2019

Surge in chemsex parties arranged on ‘hook-up’ apps is fuelling fresh HIV epidemic in European cities, doctors warn

A surge in “chemsex” parties, where some people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is refuelling epidemics of HIV among gay men in European towns…

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