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Ukraine: Discrimination and violent attacks in pervasive climate of homophobia

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Pervasive climate of homophobia 16 May 2013 The Ukrainian government must introduce legislation to address discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity following a number of attacks on individuals, Amnesty International said in a report published today.Lawmakers should also vote down proposed legislation to criminalize the “propaganda of homosexuality”, something that is being debated in Parliament at the moment.“People have been beaten and in one case murdered because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.…

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