Ukrainian capital's, Kiev, first ever gay pride was cancelled cancelled after far-right attack threat Gay activists beaten and tear-gassed by youths in Ukrainian capital after pride march abandoned

  • metta

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    May 21, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    Kiev pride cancelled after far-right attack threat



    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/kiev-pride-cancelled-after-far-right-attack-threat210512
  • metta

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    May 22, 2012 4:31 PM GMT

    This morning, Ukraine attempted its very first gay pride in the capital of Kiev. Minutes after canceling due to safety concerns, this was the scene. Svyatoslav Sheremet, head of | Gay-Forum of Ukraine NGO, brutally beaten for who he is.

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  • metta

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    May 22, 2012 4:32 PM GMT




    May 1 2012. In St. Petersburg, May Day march of the democratic efforts of the police spontaneously grew into the largest in the history of the Russian campaign of solidarity with the LGBT community. It all started with the fact that the democratic forces in the column, in which were representatives of the "Apple", "Solidarity" movement, non-political activists, to raise the rainbow flag Police detained several members of the LGBT organizations. After this "democratic march" on Nevsky Prospekt stopped, the demonstrators chanted "Freedom", demanding release of detainees. In solidarity with LGBT activists, many of the protesters dressed rainbow ribbons and rainbow flags raised at the head of the column, after which the procession continued.
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    May 22, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    The ironic thing is that the Ukrainian government keeps saying they want to do things to separate themselves from Russia and integrate more into Europe.
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    May 22, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    Grrr. This is just the kind of thing my superpowers could have prevented had they been granted yet.

    Makes me so angry that this happens and there's nothing that can stop it.
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    May 24, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    Beaten Ukrainian Gay Activist Unbowed

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    http://www.rferl.org/content/beaten-ukrainian-gay-activist-unbowed-photo/24591262.html