After No Omega shared the above picture via All Out, we found out about the incidents around the Ukraine Gay Pride on Monday. The man that’s being assaulted is organizer Svyatoslav Sheremet, head of the Gay Forum of Ukraine. Moments after he met with the press to announce the cancellation of Kiev Pride, a group of unidentified attackers assaulted him without knowing their actions were being documented. The anti-gay hate crime was caught on camera, not that the video material can be shocking.
Gay Star News reports:
“Ukrainian capital’s first ever gay pride was cancelled yesterday amid fears of attacks from far right thugs.
Police advised pride organizers to abandon the march through the center of Kiev just 30 minutes before it was due to start, claiming 500 ultra-right football hooligans were en route to the rally point with the intention of preventing the event from going ahead.
Two activists were beaten up and tear gassed by a dozen youths in central Kiev after those already gathered for the march were evacuated with police escort.”
This is rather off-topic, but we wanted to make you aware of this situation. Everyone can form their own opinion about homosexuality and same-sex marriage, but everyone should be treated equally and be respected for living their own lifestyle. Spread the word.