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Kyiv city administration illuminates its building with LGBTQ colors on Human Rights Day
The main building of the Kyiv City State Administration was illuminated with LGBTQ pride colors on the evening of Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. Initiated by two non-profit organizations, Amnesty International and KyivPride, the effort aimed to draw public attention to the pressing issue of homophobic and transphobic crimes in
Ukraine hands out first ever jail sentence for homophobic hate crime
In July, four men attacked poet Serhiy Savin and busker Maksym Verba in Lviv, believing they were gay. On Nov. 15, one of the attackers was sentenced to four years and one month in prison. It’s the first sentencing of its kind, according to the LGBTQ rights group Insight.
Freedom of press is crucial for strong democracy
We’ve been working hard to provide you with trusted, on-the-ground reporting about Russia’s war on Ukraine. This World Press Freedom Day support independent journalism in Ukraine and help us uphold this pillar to a strong democracy.