Ukraine

LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


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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CZESLAW WALEK — PRAGUE PRIDE

Prague Pride is an NGO based in the Czech Republic (also called Czechia) which strives to make a safe environment where LGBTI people can be themselves. Alturi’s Joel Klausler recently spoke with…

ADDED ON: 03/25/2022

Ukraine war shutters HIV clinics, disrupts drug supplies

March 22 (Openly) - In basement shelters and makeshift clinics, Ukrainian doctors are striving to keep treatment for HIV-positive people on track as Russia's invasion raises fears that years of progress to…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2022

US Sends Financial Support to LGBT Groups in Ukraine

The United States is helping LGBT groups in Ukraine by sending financial support. Jessica Stern, the U.S. Special Envoy that promotes LGBT rights abroad, told the Washington Blade March 18 that she held…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2022

Meet the asylum seeker who chairs Carlisle City of Sanctuary group

MINA Banisaeid is an asylum seeker who has not only changed her own life, but is helping to improve the lives of others around her. She is keen to stress that she…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2022

Russian airstrike kills Ukrainian LGBTQ activist

A Russian airstrike earlier this month killed a Ukrainian LGBTQ activist. Maksym Eristavi, who is a Kyiv Pride board member, on Thursday in a tweet said Elvira Schemur was killed “by Russian…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2022

LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine draw on European network of allies to find housing, medical care

When Edward Reese, a queer activist who works with Kyiv Pride, decided to flee Ukraine on March 8, he knew it was going to be a long journey. After leaving his home…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2022

Where Ukraine fits into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ‘culture war’

On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. It marks the latest chapter in Russian President Vladimir Putin's campaign against Ukraine, which began in earnest when Russia annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea in 2014. Putin…

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