Ukraine

LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


ADDED ON: 09/17/2022

EASTERN EUROPEActivists in Ukraine city to hold Pride events

Activists in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv will hold a series of Pride events in the coming days. A press release that Kharkiv Pride released notes events that will take place from…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2022

Ukraine’s LGBT activists face down war and homophobic attacks to support the vulnerable

“Please remember to not take any photos that could identify the location of the shelter,” says Maxim Potapovych, of Ukraine LGBT rights organisation, Kyiv Pride, as he navigates deserted back alleys in…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

Ukraine president backs civil partnerships for same-sex couples

The president of Ukraine on Tuesday said he supports a civil partnership law for same-sex couples. Kyiv Pride backed a marriage equality petition that was submitted to Volodymyr Zelenskky on July 12 with more than…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2022

An interview with Emmie America: The defiant Russian fashion photographer and LGBTQ+ activist

In 2021, fashion photographer and activist, Emmie America, was detained and fined by Russian authorities, after organising a politically charged photo shoot in Moscow, where 25 participants dressed in police uniforms surrounded…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2022

Fleeing War and Discrimination, LGBT Russians Find Refuge in South Caucasus

YEREVAN, Armenia — When tens of thousands of Russians fled the country this spring following the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, many chose to resettle in Armenia and Georgia. But for LGBT Russians, their…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2022

This bisexual journalist returned to Ukraine to face her fears & honor her past

Morning turned into afternoon. A scorching sun blanketed the concrete of the local sports hall belonging to the community of Zolochiv, a frontline village just minutes from the Russian border. There, over…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2022

Double the risk for Russian tennis star speaking out on LGBTQ rights and war in Ukraine

Russia's top female tennis player, Daria "Dasha" Kasatkina, has done something no Russian athlete of her rank has done before — she came out. While seeing a professional athlete from Canada or the U.S. speaking openly about their…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2022

Zelenskyy Set To Consider Gay Marriage Petition; Likely To Legalise It In Ukraine: Report

In a significant development amid the ongoing war, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is likely to consider a petition calling to legalise gay marriage in the country. Although Ukrainian flags have flown at pride…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2022

With war, Kyiv pride parade becomes a peace march in Warsaw

Ukraine’s largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, went ahead Saturday, although not on its native streets or as a celebration. Due to Russia’s war in Ukraine, the event normally held in Kyiv took…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2022

War crimes against LGBTQ people in Ukraine are “worse than people can imagine”.

War crimes are a barbaric byproduct of conflict and combat. In an era of near incessant news coverage, the phrase has become a catch-all for heinous acts committed by soldiers and contractors…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2022

How Kyiv’s L.G.B.T.Q. Community Found Shelter from the Russian Invasion.

“The scariest thing was waking up,” Jul Sirous told me about the first couple of weeks after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, in February. “What if you learn that they…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2022

How LGBTQI+ to LGBTQI+ support is helping Ukrainian refugees find safety in the EU

In just over three months since Russia began its full-scale invasion, nearly seven million people have fled Ukraine as refugees. The vast majority are Ukrainian women and children who have been received in…

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