Image #: 26463613    People take part in a procession organised by gay rights activists in central Kiev January 11, 2014. Organisers said that the participants had met on social networks online and that the procession, from Bessarabia Square to Independence Square, was held to show their support for pro-European integration supporters who are holding a rally in Independence Square.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich  (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)       REUTERS /GLEB GARANICH /LANDOV

Sexual orientation and gender identity have been included as protected grounds in the anti-discrimination section of Ukraine’s Labour Code. This important milestone for LGBTI people in Ukraine was reached when 234 members of the Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, voted to add the anti-discrimination clause to the Code earlier today (Thursday, 12 November). This was the third

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Olympic Charter adds protection for LGB athletes

On December 8, 2014 the International Olympic Committee unanimously voted through an amendment which formally protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people from discrimination. The Olympic Charter has been amended to explicitly safeguard lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, after concerns about homophobia at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. The charter already outlawed discrimination on the