4 pieces of legislation in the Ukrainian Parliament dealing with hate crimes: 3 defending LGBTI-people & 1 defending religious groups.Religious pro-Russian MPs are extremely vocal, while liberal pro-European MPs stay silent. President Volodymyr Zelensky has stayed silent over the matter. Hate crime legislation in Ukraine’s criminal code is an important commitment of Ukraine after the Association … Continue reading Ukraine: New LGBTI Hate Crime Bill Is Real Test For European Commitment
“Freedom of assembly is important for a prosperous Ukraine. Don’t further strengthen anti-LGBTI groups who are supported by Russia.”
Today, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will ask the Parliament to introduce the martial law. His demand came after the attack on 3 Ukrainian military ships in the Kerch Strait by the Russian army. Clearly, the LGBTI-movement has not been very visible in countries where the martial law was/is in force. During the martial law in … Continue reading Martial Law in Ukraine: What could it mean for the LGBTI-community?
Rémy Bonny wrote a Master Thesis on the impact of europeanisation on the political perspectives on homosexuality in Ukraine. This dissertation was supervised by dr. Jonathan Holslag, expert in International Relations at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and special advisor to European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans. Since the EuroMaidan revolution in 2014 the mindset of … Continue reading The Impact of the EU on the perception by the political elite on homosexuality in post-EuroMaidan Ukraine
On Sunday Kiev’s city center was the host of the annual Pride Parade. This year’s edition gathered a record-high number of participants. Before the event, 56 people were arrested after a clash between nationalists and law enforcement. About 6000 people gathered in the streets of Kiev to march for LGBT+ equality. Amongst them was activist Ulyana … Continue reading 6000 people marched for LGBT+ Equality in Ukraine’s capital Kiev