Situation of LGBT in Ukraine

The situation of the Ukrainian LGBTQ community after the escalation of Russian aggression

The war with Russia, which began in 2014, was a turning point in the development not only of Ukrainian society as a whole, but also of the domestic LGBTQ community. In opposition to the ideology of the Russian World, our society and state began to realize and prove in practice their belonging to modern Europe with its values and principles.
The new stage of Russian aggression has only led to greater unity of the Ukrainian nation, which allows us to hope for rapid progress in our country’s integration into the Free World — in particular, in achieving equality for LGBTQ people who are now defending our common Homeland.

United against violence. LGBT+ situation in Ukraine in 2021

This publication presents information that reflects the social, legal and political situation of the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people in Ukraine in 2021. It contains data and analyses of the issues related to LGBT+ rights and interests in legislation, public and political life, and public opinion, and provides examples of discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity and more.

Situation of LGBT in Ukraine Jan-July 2021

New legislative initiatives of the Cabinet of Ministers and the expected decision of the ECtHR create conditions for solving the most critical legal problems concerning the protection of LGBT rights in Ukraine. Although belatedly, the Ukrainian government continues to implement the LGBT components of the Human Rights Action Plan. The main problem in this area remains the lobbying activities of the leading Ukrainian churches, which oppose all steps to combat homophobia and its consequences, claiming that it violates freedoms of conscience and speech.

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