San Francisco Chronicle
Marchers back LGBT rights
A crowd of 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country’s LGBT community.
Participants announced eight demands, including the legalization of civil partnerships for LGBT people and the creation of laws against LGBT hate crimes.
The march was guarded by police, who sought to prevent clashes with far-right groups that
attempt to disrupt the event every year.
Ukraine repealed criminal liability for homosexuality in 1991. In 2015, Ukraine’s labor laws were amended to ban discrimination of LGBT people in the workplace.
However, conservative groups in the largely Orthodox Christian country oppose LGBT rights.