Ukraine

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Added on: 01/30/2024
01/29/2024
Marianna is a queer activist from the south of Ukraine. She is also the head of an LGBTQ+ organization, “For Equal Rights,” which has been working toward…

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Added on: 01/02/2024
12/31/2023
A Ukrainian couple campaigning for marital equality has called on the Kyiv government to act on a draft civil union law that would give same-sex partnerships legal…

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Added on: 10/26/2023
10/24/2023
Ukraine’s justice ministry took the first steps towards codifying gay marriage by approving Bill No. 9103, titled “On the Institution of Registered Partnerships” on October 22. The ground-breaking…

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Added on: 09/23/2023
09/22/2023
If you are an English speaker keeping up with the news of the Ukraine war, you have probably heard of Sarah Ashton-Cirillo. The US national arrived in…

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Added on: 09/05/2023
09/04/2023
Maksym Chernov, 22, describes himself on Instagram as a queer punk and vegan abolitionist who advocates for the abolition of slavery, both formal and informal. For nine…

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Added on: 09/01/2023
08/31/2023
Recent survey results reveal a notable shift in public opinion toward legalizing same-sex marriage in Ukraine. According to data gathered on Ukraine’s Independence Day by the sociological group Rating,…

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Added on: 08/21/2023
08/20/2023
An adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that Ukraine’s military will become “unified through gay sex” like the Greek Spartans. While the comment may seem bizarre,…

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Added on: 08/19/2023
08/18/2023
A transgender soldier of the Ukrainian armed forces was attacked while on leave in Lviv, highlighting the struggles faced by the LGBT community. Hanna Mark was a…

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Added on: 08/05/2023
08/03/2023
A transgender journalist from the United States is now an official spokesperson of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The Kyiv Post on Thursday…

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Added on: 06/06/2023
06/05/2023
The Ukrainian MP Andrii Kozhemiakin is a wiry, conservative ex-spy who likes to emphasise his Christian faith and large family. He is also an unlikely new recruit…

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Added on: 06/02/2023
06/01/2023
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – A same-sex couple who tried unsuccessfully to get married at seven different register offices in Ukraine suffered discrimination, the European Court of…

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Added on: 04/26/2023
04/25/2023
When Russian troops swarmed Kyiv in early 2022, Andrii Kravchuk was summoned to serve. As he approached the military office to enlist, his heart raced. He wasn’t…

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Added on: 04/22/2023
04/21/2023
When Vladimir Putin announced Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, he framed the move in part as a means of defending traditional values from…

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Added on: 04/17/2023
04/16/2023
KYIV, Ukraine — On a riotous Instagram profile featuring pole-dancing, cross-dressing and fierce makeup, a picture of Ivan Honzyk in high heels and stockings next to an…

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Added on: 04/04/2023
Margerita Afom
Alturi Contributor
In the last year, Ukraine’s society has shifted its perspective on the LGBTI community. While LGBTI activists worked to resist the imposition of conservative Russian attitudes, LGBTI…

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Added on: 03/29/2023
03/28/2023
A queer Ukrainian solider has called for same-sex marriage to be legalised in the country as LGBTQ+ soldiers “could die tomorrow” and their partners would have no…

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Added on: 03/19/2023
3/18/2023
Members of the LGBT community in Ukraine have gathered signatures for a petition to introduce mandatory sex education in Ukrainian schools. It gathered thousands of votes. The…

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Added on: 03/13/2023
03/12/2023
Anastasiia Yeva Domani has lived in Kyiv for her entire life and never plans to move. She is familiar face to many in the trans community in…

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Added on: 03/03/2023
03/02/2023
In Kherson, two Russian occupiers used the same insult – “pinks” – when they burst into the hide-out of a lesbian couple. The men then violently raped the…

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Added on: 01/03/2023
01/02/2023
In 2015, the Ukrainian parliament approved an anti-discrimination in employment law concerning sexual orientation and gender identity, and in 2016 Ukrainian authorities simplified the transgender transition process…

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Added on: 12/07/2022
12/6/2022
I was shocked when I learned of LGBTQ Nation reporter Sarah Ashton-Cirillo – the only openly transgender war correspondent working in Ukraine. It was May, and I…

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Added on: 12/01/2022
11/30/2022
A man ran onto the pitch during Monday’s World Cup group-stage match between Portugal and Uruguay, holding up a rainbow flag to protest Qatar’s anti-LGBT laws. The…

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Added on: 10/05/2022
10/04/2022
Russia on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete content that violates Russian laws on ‘LGBT propaganda’ and streaming service Twitch for hosting a video interview with…

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Added on: 10/04/2022
In late September, the LGBTI community in Ukraine’s northeastern city of Kharkiv defied ongoing shelling to hold a week of Pride events under the slogan, United as…

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Added on: 09/07/2022
09/06/2022
“Please remember to not take any photos that could identify the location of the shelter,” says Maxim Potapovych, of Ukraine LGBT rights organisation, Kyiv Pride, as he…

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Added on: 08/01/2022
07/31/2022
In 2021, fashion photographer and activist, Emmie America, was detained and fined by Russian authorities, after organising a politically charged photo shoot in Moscow, where 25 participants…

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Added on: 08/01/2022
07/31/2022
YEREVAN, Armenia — When tens of thousands of Russians fled the country this spring following the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, many chose to resettle in Armenia and…

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Added on: 07/30/2022
Morning turned into afternoon. A scorching sun blanketed the concrete of the local sports hall belonging to the community of Zolochiv, a frontline village just minutes from…

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Added on: 07/25/2022
07/24/2022
Russia’s top female tennis player, Daria “Dasha” Kasatkina, has done something no Russian athlete of her rank has done before — she came out. While seeing a professional athlete from Canada or the…

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Added on: 07/11/2022
07/10/2022
In a significant development amid the ongoing war, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is likely to consider a petition calling to legalise gay marriage in the country. Although Ukrainian…