Ukraine

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Added on: 03/15/2022
03/14/2022
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,…

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Added on: 03/14/2022
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…

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Added on: 03/13/2022
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Putin has consistently portrayed himself — and by extension, Russia — as a staunch defender of traditional family values in order to create a distinct identity against…

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Added on: 03/09/2022
03/08/2022
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…

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Added on: 03/07/2022
03/07/2022
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…

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Added on: 03/07/2022
03/04/2022
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…

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Added on: 03/07/2022
03/04/2022
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…

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Added on: 03/07/2022
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…

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Added on: 03/05/2022
3/4/22
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…

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Added on: 03/04/2022
03/03/2022
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…

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Added on: 03/04/2022
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…

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Added on: 03/03/2022
03/01/2022
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…

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Added on: 03/03/2022
03/01/2022
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…

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Added on: 03/03/2022
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…

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Added on: 03/02/2022
03/01/2022
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…

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Added on: 02/26/2022
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…

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Added on: 02/25/2022
02/24/2022
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…

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Added on: 02/24/2022
02/24/2022
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,…

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Added on: 02/22/2022
02/21/2022
Russia is drawing up a kill list including gay and ethnic minority Ukrainians if it invades, the US has claimed. In a chilling warning, America’s ambassador to…

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Added on: 02/12/2022
Across eastern Europe, it’s still very difficult to pass laws and policies designed to advance LGBT inclusion. With LGBT+ History Month underway, some Ukrainians are worried that…

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Added on: 11/18/2021
In September, thousands of people marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in the city’s now annual LGBT+ pride parade – a victory of sorts given that…

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Added on: 09/19/2021
9/18/21
Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country’s LGBT community. Equipped with colorful…

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Added on: 09/17/2021
09/16/2021
KYIV (Reuters) – Viktor Pylypenko has become a role model for dozens of LGBT+ Ukrainian war veterans and their supporters since he organised their participation two years…

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Added on: 08/29/2021
Violent clashes broke out on August 28 between Ukrainian police and a far-right nationalist group trying to disrupt an annual LGBT Pride march in the port city…

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Added on: 08/04/2021
08/03/2021
For days, death threats and homophobic insults have been pouring into Sofiia Lapina’s messaging inbox – a constant reminder of the hatred she often encounters as an…

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Added on: 07/31/2021
7/30/21
Dozens of people took part in a rave party outside the Ukrainian president’s office Friday to demand the authorities protect LGBTQ rights, sparking scuffles between police and…

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Added on: 06/28/2021
06/27/2021
The silence inside a makeshift cinema in the heart of Kyiv was shattered with the crash of a windowpane. Fireworks flashed. Homophobic attackers were attempting to besiege…

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Added on: 05/23/2021
5/22/21
Scores of people rallied in Ukraine on Saturday in support of the Trangender and LGBT community. Crowds gathered in the capital Kyiv, waving flags and chanting as…

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Added on: 05/20/2021
Progress on laws to boost LGBT+ rights has come to a virtual standstill in Europe amid a rise in homophobic and anti-transgender rhetoric by politicians in countries…

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Added on: 04/28/2021
04/28/2021
Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people costs Eastern European countries almost 2% a year in economic growth, a coalition of dozens of global companies promoting…