What About the Drone? Ukraine Hosts Most Successful LGBTQ Event in the Nation’s History, but Not Without New Challenges

What About the Drone? Ukraine Hosts Most Successful LGBTQ Event in the Nation’s History,  but Not Without New Challenges

Ukraine recently hosted the largest and most successful Pride March in the 27-year history of the nation. Participants numbered around 8,000, a nearly tenfold increase over the first gathering in 2013 and subsequent years, when the police security presence often outnumbered that of participants. This year’s event was held on 23 June in downtown Kyiv, and was billed as part of the public activities taking place around the world by marchers calling for gender equality, same-sex marriage and reproductive rights, the reduction of sexual violence, and a range of related issues impacting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) communities. This year, for the first time, Ukrainian military service people, veterans, and government employees from the Ministry of Health also joined Ukraine’s march.

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