Tag Archives: Ukraine

Eurovision bars Russian entry

The host nation for the Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine, has barred the Russian contestant from attending the competition finals later this spring. Julia Samoylova, was chosen to represent Russia with the song Flame is Burning, sang in Crimea in 2015 – a year after Russia siezed the territory from Ukraine. She is one of more than 100 artists blacklisted for […]

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European Parliamentarians heading to Kiev Pride

As Pride season is in full swing in the UK – Birmingham, Bradford and more already behind us and others like Cardiff, Manchester, London and Edinburgh still to come – a reminder that Prides aren’t always a party. For the second year, an LGBT Pride march is scheduled to take place in Kiev this Sunday. In a show of support […]

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Good news from the Ukraine

A small step forward for bisexuals in eastern Europe as the Ukrainian Parliament voted yesterday to add provisions in the country’s Labour Code which will outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity at work. Other grounds, such as race, ethnicity, ability, social or foreign origin, age, health status, religion or belief and trade union membership, were […]

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Kiev: Getting it right

For the second time since 2013, the March for Equality Pride event has been held in Kiev, Ukraine. Over 2000 police officers protected around 300 participants from counter demonstrators.  The march was attacked twice, resulting in nine injured police men and at least ten injured participants. Police arrested 25 people for ‘illegal actions’ against the march, which included throwing stones […]

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