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Kiev: Sunday’s Gay Pride March Largely Incident-free

Kiev: Sunday’s Gay Pride March Largely Incident-free

Ukrainian politicians and foreign diplomats joined thousands marching for Gay Pride in Kiev on Sunday (18 June) carrying banners and waving rainbow and Ukrainian flags, in a parade flanked by a thick cordon of helmeted police. Some supporters of LGBT rights see progress in Ukraine as symptomatic of the country’s closer integration with the European […]

Ukraine: Clashes At Gay Pride March Lead To Injuries And Arrests

Ukraine: Clashes At Gay Pride March Lead To Injuries And Arrests

A peaceful gay pride march yesterday was disrupted by right-wing activists, members of the Pravy Sektor (Right Sector) a group which had been active in demonstrations to unseat the Ukranian President last year. The group’s aim was to disrupt the protest and ‘defend conservative values’. Numbering about 12, and wearing Right Sector insignias, they had […]