War veterans in fatigues joined more than 8,000 people marching in Kiev’s Gay Pride parade amid tight security on Sunday, the biggest-ever annual celebration of diversity in ex-Soviet Ukraine.
All of this if of course only a small glimpse of what is happening.
The Rainbow Europe 2019 reveals not only a standstill in a significant number of European countries but a visible backslide on laws and policies safeguarding equality and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people.
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Ultra-right activists broke windows and reportedly used tear gas on police outside a hotel where the European Lesbian Conference will take place. Despite threats, conference organizers said they would not be intimidated.
Homophobic statements by Ukraine's leading politicians create a hostile atmosphere for the country's LGBT community — and block public discussion.
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Ukraine has failed to prevent or investigate “numerous” human rights violations committed last year against rights activists, political opponents, and ethnic minorities, according to Amnesty International.
A new Russian harm reduction program for Muscovites engaging in chemsex is getting started in a country known for skyrocketing rates of new HIV infection, as well as pervasive prohibitionist and queerphobic policy.
The Novomedia forum in Kyiv offered an up-close look at the communications strategies of internationally-connected ultra-conservatives.
For sex workers who are LGBT, discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity adds to and intensifies the discrimination they experience as sex workers, who are subjected to a distinct set of violations.
A Ukrainian MP has introduced legislation to criminalise same sex relationships and protect traditional values