Ukraine

LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


ADDED ON: 03/16/2022

Ukraine LGBTQ activist flees Kyiv

The head of an LGBTQ rights group in Ukraine has fled the country’s capital. Insight Chair Olena Shevchenko on March 10 left her home in Kyiv and evacuated to Lviv, a city…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2022

How Polish & Hungarian Activists Are Helping Queer Ukrainian Refugees.

The scenes of the more than two and a half million Ukrainian refugees fleeing their country have been brutally heart-wrenching. Eastern Europe is being overwhelmed right now, and it’s worrisome. The despairing…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2022

Some LGBTQ Ukrainians are fleeing Russian occupation. Others are signing up to fight

LVIV OBLAST, Ukraine — A few weeks ago, Vlad Shast was sashaying in a slinky pink gown and thigh-high boots. Shast was working as a stylist, and performing on the drag queen circuit…

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What Russia’s invasion means for LGBTI Ukrainians

On 24 February, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Since then, numerous cities have been under siege — including the capital, Kyiv — and more than two million…

ADDED ON: 03/11/2022

Fmr. Vatican ambassador: Ukraine’s Zelensky promotes LGBTQ ideology

ROME – Italian Catholic-Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican’s former papal nuncio to the United States, in an over 10,000 word essay published Monday, accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky of catering to a “reform”…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2022

A Gay Dating App is Helping to House Queer People Fleeing Ukraine.

Leave it to a gay dating app to help people forge unexpected connections. Romeo, a European equivalent to Grindr, has become something of a mutual aid hub for Ukrainians fleeing the country…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2022

Russian Church Leader Appears to Blame Gay Pride Parades for Ukraine War

The head of Russia’s Orthodox Church appeared to blame liberal Western values — drawing particular attention to gay pride parades — for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in his Sunday sermon. President Vladimir Putin…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2022

“People Are Not Coming Back to the Closet”: The Fight for Ukraine Is Also a Fight for LGBTQ Rights

On the seventh day of the war, Olena Shevchenko posted a message of despair on Facebook. Shevchenko, who leads the LGBTQ organization Insight, was not just voicing the heartbreak of watching her…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2022

A message from a Russian LGBT+ activist

Working in human rights in Russia can give one a misleading sense of invincibility. Despite the dehumanising legislation and fact that the government sees enemies in its own citizens, human rights activists…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2022

Trans and non-binary people trapped in war-torn Ukraine

The main obstacles to Valeria Kolosova escaping from Ukraine are her passport and ID card, which identify the 24-year-old transgender woman as a man - meaning she must stay to fight the…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2022

LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine face discrimination in countries with anti-gay laws

Late on Thursday night, Viktória Radványi, communications director for Budapest Pride, drove with her girlfriend to the border between Hungary and Ukraine. They were picking up four LGBTQ refugees and taking them…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2022

Queer Africans fleeing Ukraine face ‘grave danger’ even after reaching ‘so-called safe countries’

Queer African people fleeing Ukraine are facing “intersecting violence”, campaigners have warned. More than one million people have fled Ukraine since Russia declared war. However, not all refugees are being treated equally. There have been widespread reports of…

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