Friday, July 24, 2015

So this is What Happens When Two Gay Men are Out in Ukraine - VIDEO

Zoryan Kis and Tymur Levchuka wanted to see how Ukrainians would react when they see a gay couple couple walking the streets holding hands.

Well, you just have to see it for yourself.

VICE reports
Kis said that mostly people were tolerant, and that violence and aggression came from a small minority of Ukrainians with far-right views. Ukraine does not have anti-gay laws like in Russia, where so-called "gay propaganda" has been outlawed. He added that the video was intended to create awareness and push Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to add constitutional protections for LGBT people in a new document currently being drafted.

"Ukraine has definitely made some progress, and the fact that there isn't state homophobia in Ukraine is probably the reason why ordinary people weren't aggressive towards us," Kis said. "But if Ukraine wants to move on and get closer to Europe, the government must act to protect us from people like those attackers."

1 comment:

CVH said...

The makers of this video need a reality check. The attackers they should be worried about are from the Russian army and their proxies within Ukraine. Unless European leaders and President Obama take a more forceful stance against Putin's aggression it will be Russia that decides Ukraine's fate. A handful of homophobic Ukrainians will be least of their problems when Russian tanks are rolling through downtown Kiev.

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