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June 8, 2013

The Ukrainian Parliament’s Commissioner for Human Rights has called for LGBT status to be added to the country’s hate crime laws and for an end to attempts to ban so-called ‘homosexual propaganda.’

Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights Valeriia Lutkovska has called for lawmakers to add LGBT status to laws in the country’s criminal code which see greater responsibility placed on perpetrators who commit crimes motivated by intolerance.

Lutkovska made the call in an annual report on the state of human and civil rights and freedoms in Ukraine published on the Commissioner's website.

April 3, 2013

Russian human rights activist was arrested and fined after staging a demonstration against a far-right group in Syktyvkar

A Russian gay activist was arrested and fined for carrying out a one-man protest against an extreme right-wing group on 31 March.

Vyacheslav Slyusarev, head of a Russian LGBT rights group, was fined 30,000 rubles (£629, €740) after protesting 'Frontier North'.

Lesbian activist, Clare Dimyon MBE, told Gay Star News Slyusarev took to the Syktyvkar streets after the group decided to rally in one of the city’s parks.

July 6, 2012

British campaigner Clare Dimyon starts solo vigil outside Ukranian embassy in Hungary against gay censorship law 8711

A British lesbian campaigner has started a solo vigil outside of the Ukranian embassy in Budapest this morning as Ukraine debates anti-gay law 8711.

If it becomes law, 8711 would make all public discussion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues illegal.

It made the headlines last Saturday (30 June) when openly gay singer Elton John used a concert in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, to call for the country to drop the legislation.

June 15, 2012

Lesbian activist finds solidarity for LGBT rights in Kharkiv, while All Out to tweet campaign message during Ukraine vesus UK match

Football fans at a Dutch versus Germany match put on a show of solidarity with the Ukraine's gay and trans population by supporting a lesbian activist during Euro 2012 celebrations in Kharkiv.

Human rights campaigners had raised concerns about the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans attending the European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine, which both have poor records on LGBT rights, with Amnesty International even suggesting gay fans should stay away.

June 13, 2012

Despite concerns over homophobia during Euro 2012 soccer tournament, Ukrainians and Swedes both embraced Kyiv gay protest

Swedish and Ukrainian soccer fans delighted a lesbian activist by supporting her rainbow flag demonstration to show solidarity with Ukraine’s gay and trans population.

Human rights campaigners had raised concerns about the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans attending the European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine, which both have poor records on LGBT rights, and Amnesty International had even suggested gay fans should stay away.

May 3, 2012

Clare Dimyon starts her tour to tackle homophobia in football at Euro2012

Clare Dimyon made a pit-stop in the Netherlands before embarking on her equality-in-sports tour.

The equality campaigner joined the LGBT community in Groningen in northern Netherlands to celebrate Queen's day, a national holiday.

April 24, 2012

Clare Dimyon will travel to Euro2012 championship games to collect colors for rainbow flag  

Equality activist Clare Dimyon has announced the dates and locations of her upcoming PRIDE Solidarity tour.

Her travels will take her to the first-ever Kyiv Pride held 14 May, on to Warsaw's Parade of Equality, followed by Bratislava Pride. She will also be attending championship football matches in Kiev, Lviv and Kharkiv to raise awareness of homophobia in football. She will end her tour at the first ever Gay Eurogames in Budapest on 1 July.

March 29, 2012

Religious Society of Friends tell Queen Elizabeth they back gay marriage in diamond jubilee address at Buckingham Palace

The Quakers have told Queen Elizabeth II that they support gay marriage as they addressed her for her diamond jubilee.

Twelve members of the Religious Society of Friends of Truth, better known as Quakers, were amongst those invited to address the Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

They told her: ‘Our commitment to equality led us in 2009 to seek a change in the law to provide for same sex and opposite sex marriages on an equal basis.

March 1, 2012

Clare B Dimyon MBE won over football fans with her one-woman demo at Wembley Stadium

Gay activist Clare Dimyon won over fans at London's Wembley Stadium as she staged a one-woman demonstration in support of efforts to end homophobia in football.

Dimyon, who was honored with an MBE by the Queen for her campaign work, last night stood proudly waving a rainbow flag outside the UK's national stadium where the Holland versus England friendly game was being held.