Kiev Will Hold Gay Pride Events in 2012

From 16 to 19 May 2012 in Kiev will host the international forum “Pride Kiev-2012”. This decision was made Pride organizing committee, consisting of LGBT activists from Kiev, Ukraine’s regions, as well as the representative of Belarus.

As stated in the committee pride, in the event planned march in the center of Kiev LGBT community (gay community, lesbian, bisexual and transgender), human rights activists and all those who advocate for equality in society, regardless of sexual orientation and against LGBT discrimination.

In addition, in these days in Kiev will be a forum of politicians and opinion leaders with representatives of Ukraine and the EU countries, as well as watching movies, connected with the subject of similar events in other countries, and other cultural events.

“The purpose of this exercise is to show society that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the same people, like everyone else, and they should have the same rights as other citizens of Ukraine. We stand for equality for all citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation discrimination in Ukrainian society, as it is done in all European countries, as Ukraine – is a big part of Europe “- said organizing committee member forum Taras Karasiychuk.

According to him, this pride to help gays and members of the LGBT community of the country as a whole to overcome the fear and psychological problems that arise from them after realizing his sexual orientation, to help them realize that they are not alone, and the public – to overcome the stereotypes about these people.

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Translated from Russian