Ukraine

LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


ADDED ON: 06/30/2019

Pioneers launching Pride in Bermuda, St. Lucia, Uganda, India

Activists in Bermuda and St. Lucia are planning those nations’ first Pride celebrations, while a fund drive is under way for Uganda’s seventh Pride, which is held annually except when police raids…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2019

War veterans join biggest gay pride march in Ukraine

War veterans in fatigues joined more than 8,000 people marching in Kiev’s Gay Pride parade amid tight security on Sunday, the biggest-ever annual celebration of diversity in ex-Soviet Ukraine. The participants, waving…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2019

Ukraine holds largest gay pride event to date in Kiev

Thousands have marched through the Ukrainian capital for its annual gay pride event, the largest and most peaceful the country has seen. Ukrainian politicians joined the celebration in Kiev, with organisers putting…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2019

Ukrainian gay couple hope Danish wedding will change mindsets at home

Before Kiev celebrates Pride on Sunday, Roman Ivasiy and Anton Pozdnyakov want to speak publicly about their wedding in the hope it will help change hostile attitudes toward same-sex couples in Ukraine…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2019

LGBT-community attacked in Kyiv

On June 16-23 a week in support of LGBT-community is held in Kyiv. On June 19, a group of perpetrators committed an attack at the participants of Kyiv rally, as the organizational…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2019

Gay club in central Ukraine raided by police

A popular gay nightclub in central Ukraine has been raided by police, with eyewitnesses claiming officers “behaved in a homophobic way.” Potemkin club in the city of Dnipro was raided at 1am…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2019

Lesbian conference in Ukraine targeted by anti-LGBT protesters

Anti LGBT+ protesters descended on a hotel yesterday (April 11) in Kiev, Ukraine where the European Lesbian Conference (ELC) was due to kick off. Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2019

No matter their allegiance, Ukraine’s politicians are ignoring LGBT rights

Ahead of Ukraine’s presidential elections, the problems of the country’s LGBT community are being ignored by our leading politicians. None of the leading candidates’ programmes even mention LGBT rights or address the…

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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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