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.
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.