Tag Archive | Ukraine
UN Human Rights Monitors Find LGBT Targeted By Both Sides In Ukraine Conflict, AIDS/HIV Also Affected
A recent report, dated 15th May, from the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine [HRMMU] watching the situation of minorities including LGBT people, stated that LGBT people were being targeted by both sides in the conflict.
Russia, Ukraine and Belarus have all petitioned Eurovision to remove – or at least edit out – Austrian entrant Conchita Wurst from this year’s competition, as the presence of a drag queen in the contest has been branded by the Russians as “inapplicable” to their way of life. The drag artist, Conchita Wurst – real name Tom […]
Caught between Europe and Russia, the LGBT world in Ukraine is at its biggest turning point now. While the political situation in Ukraine is still quite fragile at the moment, about 80 percent of its people still hold negative views of homosexuality. Melbourne-based reporter and film-maker, Ben Rylan, spoke to journalist, Maxim Eristavi, about his struggle to ignite change in […]