Situation of LGBT in Ukraine

The Face of Hatred. Crimes and incidents motivated by homophobia and transphobia in Ukraine in 2014-2017. The second edition, corrected and enlarged.

This publication highlights the situation in crimes and incidents motivated by hatred against homosexual, bisexual and transgender persons in Ukraine in 2014-2017. The report is prepared according to results obtaining through monitoring and human rights defending activities by Nash Mir Center. In 2017 it was supported by the British Embassy in Ukraine, Tides Foundation (USA), the Human Rights Fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the State Department of the USA, and the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine).

ON THE RISE. LGBT situation in Ukraine in 2017

This publication presents information that reflects the social, legal and political situation of the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people in Ukraine in 2017. It contains data and analyses of the issues related to LGBT rights and interests in legislation, public and political life, and public opinion, provides examples of discrimination on ground of sexual orientation or gender identity and more.

LGBT situation in Ukraine in January – July 2017

In 2017 the position of the Ukrainian LGBT community and the attitude of Ukrainian society and the state towards LGBT issues does not demonstrate any fundamental changes in comparison to the previous year. The central government continues declaring equal rights for LGBT people, while being in no hurry to fulfil its obligations under the Action Plan on Human Rights. The police force, in general, provides rather reliable protection measures against LGBT homophobic aggression under a prior agreement, but reluctantly and inefficiently investigates hate crimes against LGBT people. Ukrainian society is gradually becoming more aware of the real problems and demands of their LGBT compatriots, and more tolerant to manifestations of homosexuality and transgender identity. Right-wing radical nationalist forces and the churches remain the main adversaries of LGBT people, but while the former do not weaken (and rather, on the contrary, increase their homophobic activity and rhetoric) the latter are trying to avoid evident “hate speech” and direct calls for discrimination against LGBTs.

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CHALLENGE WITHOUT RESPONSE: HATE CRIMES AGAINST LGBT IN UKRAINE

Conference «CHALLENGE WITHOUT RESPONSE:
HATE CRIMES AGAINST LGBT IN UKRAINE»

23 February 2018, Kyiv, Ukraine

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