Ukraine

LGBTI Rights in Ukraine


ADDED ON: 03/04/2022

Will Russia bring its war on LGBTQ people to Ukraine?

Zi Faámelu wants to escape the war in Ukraine, but her identity will not let her. The 31-year-old singer, who is transgender, has a passport that says she is male, the sex assigned to…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2022

Four Ukraine LGBTQ activists attacked inside Kyiv office

An LGBTQ rights group in Ukraine on Tuesday said a group of “bandits” broke into their office in the country’s capital and attacked four activists who were inside. Nash Mir Coordinator Andriy…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2022

Russian soldiers captured after being found hiding in basement by Ukraine LGBT+ activists

Members of an LGBT+ organisation in Ukraine captured a group of Russian soldiers they found hiding in their offices. Viktor Pylypenko told Israeli newspaper The Israel Hayom that he and his group had the soldiers…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2022

Moroccan journalist supports Putin’s war on Ukraine praising homophobic stance of ‘Russian civilisation’

A Moroccan journalist is facing backlash from the gay community in the kingdom after he expressed support for Putin’s war on Ukraine, praising the Russian leader for his homophobic policies. Rachid Achachi, a…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2022

LGBT Ukrainians Fear They’re on Putin’s Kill List. Many Are Staying to Fight Anyway.

For years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Ukraine have fought to be recognized as equal members of society. But now, as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion imperils Ukraine’s very existence—and…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2022

“A war within a war”: Transgender woman says transphobia and discriminatory laws keeping her hostage in Kyiv during Russian invasion.

Zi Faámelu was born and raised in Crimea, an area of Ukraine that was invaded and taken over by Russia in 2014. Now the 31-year-old lives in Kyiv, the capital city that…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2022

Chechen leader behind gay torture & execution campaign killed in Ukraine.

One of the leaders responsible for the horrific anti-LGBTQ “purge” that has taken place in Chechnya was killed in Ukraine on Saturday. Magomed Tushayev was a top advisor to the Chechen head…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2022

White House reiterates concern for LGBTQ Ukrainians after Russia invasion

A Biden administration official on Friday said the U.S. has “engaged directly” with LGBTQ Ukrainians and other groups that Russia may target if it gains control of their country. “We have engaged…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2022

Ukraine’s Gay Combat Volunteers Are Ready to Fight for Their Lives Against Anti-LGBTQ Putin

Desperate to avoid the shadow of Vladimir Putin’s bigoted regime falling over Ukraine, LGBTQ combat volunteers told The Daily Beast that members of the gay community had been rushing to prepare for…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2022

LGBTQ Ukrainians will do our best to resist Russia

Today I woke up at 5 a.m. because of the massive attack on our cities from Russia. Nobody in Ukraine can still believe it is happening right now. I got dozens of…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2022

Kyiv Pride sends defiant message to Putin after Russia invades Ukraine: ‘We will never give up’

There was widespread shock and condemnation across the world on Thursday morning (24 February) when the Russian president launched a “military operation” in Ukraine. He announced the decision in a surprise televised announcement…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2022

Some LGBTQ Ukrainians fear human rights abuses if Russia stays: “We will fight”

Kyiv, Ukraine – Some LGBTQ people in Ukraine are fearing targeted human rights abuses if Russia occupies the country. "That would mean a direct threat to me and especially, well, to me and to the…

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