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LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


ADDED ON: 09/15/2018

Odesa Radio has Program on LGBT Community

First release of a weekly one-hour project called Good As You dedicated to the issues of homosexuality, was issued on Odesa “First City Radio” (broadcast frequency - 102,7 FM) on Thursday, September…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

Ukraine: Police Called on to Guard Odessa Pride Marchers

A small 100-people strong, mostly successful LGBT march, was held in the Ukraine under the watchful eyes of the police amid contrasting events elsewhere. Several anti-LGBT marchers carried out minor attacks on…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2018

LGBT Office is Attacked in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Grenades and empty pepper spray were seized from the scene. The LGBT office was attacked in the Podilskiy valley in Kharkiv, as the press office of the National Police reports. According to…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

What Life is Really Like for LGBTI Refugees in Ukraine

“When the war, started life for anyone who was ‘different’ became more dangerous,” Dasha, now 23, tells Dazed. Dasha is one of the nearly 1.6 million people estimated by the United Nations…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2018

Kiev Police Detain Far-Right Protesters Against Gay Pride March

Ukrainian police said they had detained 56 members of far-right radical groups in Kiev on Sunday after scuffles before the capital’s gay pride march. Otherwise, the annual rally of several thousand supporters…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2018

Kyiv Pride Week Events to Raise Awareness, Defend LGBTQ Rights

Ninety percent of Ukrainians are still unaware there are lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender and intersex people around them, at home, at work, in villages, towns and cities all over Ukraine, according to…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

Ukraine: Radical Groups Disrupt LGBTI Event

Members of radical nationalist groups violently disrupted a May 10, 2018 discussion in Kyiv about LGBTI rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite the intruders’ aggressive behavior and threats of violence, the…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2018

Violent Far-Right Nationalists Attack LGBT Event in Kyiv, Police Fail to Intervene

Far-right nationalists have attacked an LGBT event in Kyiv, Ukraine. The meeting in the Ukrainian capital had been organised by human rights campaigners from Amnesty International, in order to bring together LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2018

Shunned and Homeless LGBT Ukrainians Find Shelter in Kiev

Staring at the Berlin Wall mural of Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev kissing East German leader Erich Honecker on the mouth, Yevhenii Kalashnyk knew it was time to come out as gay. The…

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