ILGA-Europe are disappointed to learn that the Equality March scheduled to take place this Saturday has been banned following court proceedings.
In January, the Ukrainian Parliament withdrew the draft of so-called “homosexuality anti-propaganda” law from its agenda.
This year’s Kyiv Pride, scheduled for 5 July, was cancelled after the Ukrainian police claimed they would not be able to protect the participants because of expected counter protests.
Ukraine will now need to implement its commitments
The EU Member States decided to speed-up various association measures in support of democratisation processes.
PACE today called on the Russian Council of the Federation to reject the law on so-called "Propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors" and on the Parliament of Ukraine not to pursue the examination of the draft law on the prohibition of so-called "homosexual propaganda”.
Laws banning ‘propaganda of homosexuality’ are incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights and should be repealed, says European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)
Read more about the short pride march, see images and read ILGA-Europe's reaction to the ban prior the pride march.
ILGA-Europe calls on the European Parliament to refer the report on visa facilitation back to the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee for reconsideration and thus postpone the vote.
Today on February 25, the 16th EU-Ukraine Summit takes place in Brussels. The main focus of this summit will be Ukraine’s reform agenda, linked to the possible signature of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.