Same-Sex Equality Rally in Kyiv: Demands for Rights
The equality rally was arranged by Gay-forum of Ukraine NGO in coordination with Kyiv Pride. The core demand was the adoption of Bill №5488. The mentioned Bill defines intolerance as an open, prejudiced, negative attitude towards a category of persons who are different on such grounds as race, skin color, political, religious and other beliefs, sex, age, disability, ethnic and social origin, nationality, family and property status, sexual orientation, gender identity, place of residence, language and other characteristics. Bill №5488 proposes to add to the aggravating circumstances for the administrative offense of committing a crime motivated by intolerance.
Among the main demands were:
- Early adoption of Bill №5488 «On Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences and the Criminal Code of Ukraine on Combating Discrimination.»
- Police, prosecution, and judicial reforms
- Immediate investigation of the radicals’ attacks on LGBT and feminist events, activists, and organizations.