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LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


ADDED ON: 05/22/2022

French comedy on Russian homophobia filmed in Ukraine

"The Revenge of the Shiny Shrimps" follows an all-queer water polo team that lands in homophobic Russia. But the scenes had to be shot in Ukraine, before the war. The fictional water…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2022

LGBTI rights in Ukraine conflict in focus at Cyprus conference

The IDAHOT + Forum 2022 is taking place in Limassol, Cyprus, on 12-13 May, ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Tuesday 17 May. Speaking during the discussion…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2022

Trans Ukrainians being forced back into closet as cruel despot Putin’s bloodthirsty war rages on

LGBT+ Ukrainians have been living in fear and uncertainty ever since Russia launched its full scale invasion in February. Now, some are retreating into the closet in the face of anti-LGBT+ aggression, a prominent…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2022

Brave Ukrainian student flees to Edinburgh after LGBT+ safe spaces disappear due to war

A brave Ukrainian student has fled to Edinburgh after his country became extremely unsafe for the LGBT+ community. Nick, a 22-year-old journalism student from Kyiv says he is "physically and emotionally destroyed"…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2022

What does Europe’s right want?

The last time we had met, Ronald Reagan’s deregulation tsar Chris DeMuth reminded the audience, it was “the last week of normal life in Europe to date”. In February 2020, the National…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2022

We did not run away’: Ukraine’s LGBTQ+ community fights homophobia on the frontlines.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, members of the LGBTQ+ community and activists have been visibly joining and helping Ukraine’s army - with some hoping their participation will erode prejudice. With this…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2022

The library sheltering queer refugees fleeing Ukraine

This is not the story I planned to write. Initially, it was about Biblioteka Azyl, the queer library Filip Kijowski founded at Lublin’s Galeria Labirynt in 2020 with curator Waldemar Tatarczuk. Kijowski…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2022

Man Attacks Chair of Ukrainian LGBT Rights Group

(WB) A man on Thursday attacked the chair of an LGBT rights group in Ukraine with pepper spray. Insight Chair Olena Shevchenko in a Facebook post said the man attacked her in Lviv,…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2022

LGBTQ Ukrainians, fearing Russian attacks at home and discrimination in shelters, face an uncertain future

When a friend called Andrii Zarytskyi at 5 a.m., his voice shaking, to say the first bombs had dropped on their city of Mykolaiv, Mr. Zarytskyi didn’t believe him: The 32-year-old never thought…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2022

WHO to supply HIV drugs to Ukraine

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it will supply thousands of doses of life-saving antiretroviral drugs to Ukraine to cover the needs of HIV patients in the country for the next…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2022

Ukrainian LGBTQ Artist Who Can’t Leave Kyiv Is Painting For Peace.

Dark thoughts haunt LGBTQ people in Ukraine. A relentless Russian invasion continues, despite peace talks beginning. If they win, a Russian occupation terrifies LGBTQ Ukrainians. In Russia, the ideological pursuit of "traditional…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2022

Meet the gay Ukrainian men willing to go to war for their country.

In the weeks following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the devastation of war has descended upon the country. As is typical in warfare, minorities have borne the brunt of the suffering. Specifically,…

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