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Ukrainian Art Exhibit Pays Tribute To LGBT Soldiers

Ukrainian Art Exhibit Pays Tribute To LGBT Soldiers | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

An art exhibit in Kyiv focuses on LGBT people who have served in the conflict in the country's east. One ex-soldier who took part in the project says it breaks taboos by showing gay and lesbian soldiers as defenders of the country.

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LGBT Asylum Seekers Face a Tough New Battle in Ukraine

LGBT Asylum Seekers Face a Tough New Battle in Ukraine | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Ukraine may soon join the U.N. Human Rights Council, but its state migration service is increasingly blocking LGBT asylum seekers.

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Shunned and homeless LGBT Ukrainians find shelter in Kiev

Shunned and homeless LGBT Ukrainians find shelter in Kiev | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Staring at the Berlin Wall mural of Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev kissing East German leader Erich Honecker on the mouth, Yevhenii Kalashnyk knew it was time to come out as gay.The 20-year-old Ukrainian kissed a friend in front of the graffiti painting in September and posted the photo on Instagram. The decision changed his life. 

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Ukraine's LGBTQ soldiers hope their service will change hearts and minds

Ukraine's LGBTQ soldiers hope their service will change hearts and minds | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

"Are we not heroes?" LGBTQ people in Ukraine hope their military service will help change views toward sexual and gender minorities.

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