Ukraine

LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


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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ADDED ON: 11/19/2018

Ukraine Transgender Rally Disrupted by Far-Right Militants

Far-right militants in Ukraine have disrupted a march by transgender activists in the capital Kiev. Reports say two young women were attacked and mocked as they received medical attention, and a Canadian…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2018

Young Ukrainian Campers Learn Lessons in War, LGBT Hate

The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot,…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2018

How Russia Drove Crimea’s LGBTI Community Underground

The buxom drag queen hikes up her sequined emerald gown and reaches into the crowd to pull a man onto a makeshift stage. “Stand there, handsome,” she says and then coaxes two…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2018

Photography Exhibition Showcases LGBTI Veterans of Ukraine’s Civil War

As Ukraine’s Civil War raged on against pro-Russian forces in the east of the country, photographer Anton Shebetko wanted to try and represent some of the LGBTI soldiers who had experienced the…

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