Activists hope a petition for same-sex marriage and a push to join the European Union will bring fresh scrutiny on LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine. Photo: AFP
Activists hope a petition for same-sex marriage and a push to join the European Union will bring fresh scrutiny on LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Russian invasion hastens push for LGBTQ rights in Ukraine, but will it last?

  • Activists and rights groups say Russia’s invasion has bolstered support in Ukraine for LGBTQ people, but question how long changes in attitudes will last
  • Experts say progress is not guaranteed as backing LGBTQ causes remains politically risky for lawmakers

Activists hope a petition for same-sex marriage and a push to join the European Union will bring fresh scrutiny on LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine. Photo: AFP
Activists hope a petition for same-sex marriage and a push to join the European Union will bring fresh scrutiny on LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine. Photo: AFP
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