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Anti-Discrimination and LGBT Rights in Ukraine

It was a short, and frightening walk – just 250 meters, surrounded by a chain of police while an angry crowd hurled homophobic slurs at us and kept trying, unsuccessfully,…

Geoffrey R. Pyatt - US Ambassador in Kiev, Ukraine
Posted in Anti-Gay Law

USA Is Against the Ukrainian Law on the “Gay Propaganda”

The eighth United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt reminded that the USA is against the laws on prohibition of so-called “gay propaganda” and also expressed his personal support…

Anti-Gay Bill Sparks Outcry in Ukraine
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Anti-Gay Bill Sparks Outcry in Ukraine

If a group of lawmakers have their way, TV shows and movies depicting gay people could be banned in Ukraine. Last month, six legislators, including President Viktor Yanukovych’s representative in…

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Posted in Kyiv Gay Life

Ukraine Ombudsman Calls for LGBT Hate Crime Laws

The Ukrainian Parliament’s Commissioner for Human Rights has called for LGBT status to be added to the country’s hate crime laws and for an end to attempts to ban so-called…

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Ukraine: Investigate Violence Against LGBT Activists

The Ukrainian authorities should investigate violence and threats against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights activists in connection with the Equality March in Kiev on May 25, 2013. “Kiev’s…

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Posted in Kyiv Pride

Ukrainian LGBT Community Hold Gay Pride in Kiyv

Despite a ban by a local court, about 30 most active representatives of the wide range of sexual minorities hold the first ever Equality March (Ukrainian Gay Pride) demonstration from…

Ukraine: Investigate Brutal Attack on Gay Activist
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Ukraine: Investigate Brutal Attack on Gay Activist

Ukrainian authorities should immediately conduct a thorough investigation into a vicious attack on a leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights activist, Human Rights Watch said today. It was…

Ukraine Gay Activist Svyatoslav Sheremet Beaten
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Ukrainian Gay Activist Beaten As Media Looks On (video)

Ukrainian capital’s first ever gay pride was canceled on Sunday, May 20 amid fears of attacks from far right thugs. Police advised pride organizers to abandon the march through the…