Ukraine

LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


ADDED ON: 02/01/2023

Ukraine to Host its First Ever Queer Film Festival: ‘We Are Here, We Are Queer, and We Are Defending This Country’

Ukraine is to host its first ever queer film festival, it was announced at Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam. Sunny Bunny – named after Kyiv-based Molodist Film Fest’s non-competition section, established in 2001…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2023

Gay soldier flees Russian missile strike during speech honoring Ukrainian LGBTQ+ servicemembers

During an exhibit honoring LGBTQ+ servicemembers in Ukraine, one servicemember speaking on video reportedly had to abruptly sign off to seek shelter when a Russian missile attack occurred. According to the Los…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2023

Canadians are being asked to host LGBTQ+ Ukrainian refugees

A coalition of activists is launching a new initiative to recruit and support Canadian hosts for LGBTQ+ Ukrainian refugees. Since fleeing their homes, many queer Ukrainian refugees have not felt safe owing to…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

Chechnya’s top homophobe urges anti-LGBT Arabs to fight in Ukraine

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, during a direct line broadcast for the first time in English and Arabic, addressed the Arab world and all Muslims with an offer to participate in…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2023

‘Crazy shift in my perception’: How first transgender war correspondent is now fighting with Ukraine

On a summer day in Zolochiv, Ukraine, a rocket dropped from the sky and exploded into a building across the street from journalist Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, who caught the blast on cellphone video.…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2023

Braving bombs and bullets: Meet the journalists reporting on Ukraine’s frontline

In the early hours of the morning on 24 February, Natalie Vikhrov turned on the TV with bleary eyes to catch the tail end of Putin’s speech. Minutes later she heard the…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2023

Ukrainian Kyiv-based pride organization asks Canadians to open homes to LGBTQ refugees

Simon Fraser University professor Svitlana Matviyenko was in Kyiv on New Year's Eve when Russia fired missiles into the city. "It was a very strange experience, obviously. And scary in many ways,"…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2023

Recognizing LGBT+ Rights in Ukraine – Lessons from Iceland

In 2015, the Ukrainian parliament approved an anti-discrimination in employment law concerning sexual orientation and gender identity, and in 2016 Ukrainian authorities simplified the transgender transition process for transgender people and began…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2022

Ukraine passes bill banning LGBTQ+ hate speech in media

Ukrainian lawmakers recently passed a bill that would ban hate speech and incitement based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The media regulation bill was unanimously approved on December 15. “It’s a big…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2022

Ukrainian lawmakers pass LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill

Lawmakers in Ukraine on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that will ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “It’s a big step for Ukraine, to start adoption of our legislation…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2022

Ukraine’s only transgender correspondent has become a local legend

I was shocked when I learned of LGBTQ Nation reporter Sarah Ashton-Cirillo – the only openly transgender war correspondent working in Ukraine. It was May, and I was in Kharkiv, a large…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2022

Rainbow flag-waving protester invades World Cup pitch

A man ran onto the pitch during Monday's World Cup group-stage match between Portugal and Uruguay, holding up a rainbow flag to protest Qatar's anti-LGBT laws. The activist, whose blue Superman T-shirt…

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