Viktor Pylypenko stripped of war medal because he’s gay

 | 
02/28/2024

On February 8, 2024, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate awarded soldier Viktor Pylypenko a medal for his war service. But then, someone told them Viktor Pylypenko is gay. It’s no a big secret. After coming out as gay in 2018, Victor launched the charity LGBT+ Military, which supports LGBT+ soldiers and veterans. He also helped organise Ukraine’s largest-ever Pride parade in 2021. Immediately after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the former soldier rejoined the Ukrainian military. Over the last few years, he has fought in the battle of Bakhmut, described by some as the bloodiest battle of the 21st century. Two weeks after awarding his medal, the Kyiv Patriarchate demanded it back.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 04/19/2024
04/18/2024
Burundi’s president said gay people should be stoned, amid a larger crackdown on the LGBTQ community in the East African country. “If you want to …
Added on: 04/19/2024
04/18/2024
ACCRA (Reuters) – Members of Ghana’s LGBT community and activists are waiting to see whether the West African country’s president will sign into law …
Added on: 04/19/2024
04/18/2024
Jules was driving to their friend’s house in St. Petersburg, Florida, last year when a police officer pulled them over for a busted taillight. …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 04/19/2024
Scotland’s only youth gender clinic has paused prescribing puberty blockers for under-18s. Prescriptions for under-18s currently on the waiting list are to be blocked …
Added on: 04/18/2024
The Scottish government are set to introduce a bill to address prejudice and violence against women and girls – which rightly includes trans women and girls …
Added on: 04/18/2024
Following a travel warning issued for LGBTQ+ tourists in Greece, these are the European countries that are most welcoming to queer people. When same-sex …