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Anti-Gay Violence in Ukraine

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Anti-LGBT sentiments are on the rise in Russia and the Ukraine – both through legislation and increasingly in the culture – and that homophobia translated into violence in the Ukraine yesterday.

The head of the Gay Forum of Ukraine was beaten after announcing to the media that a scheduled gay pride parade was canceled. Check out the disturbing photo below via MSNBC:


Anatolii Stepanov / Reuters via MSNBC

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