2015-09-07

Ukrainian LGBT group’s community center attacked

A Ukrainian LGBT advocacy group said a group of people attacked one of their community centers past Monday. Gay Alliance Ukraine in a press release said a group of at least six people wearing masks threw fireworks into their community center in the city of Kryvyi Rih at around 8:30 p.m. as a meeting was

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Turkish police crack down on Istanbul Pride

Turkish police on Sunday used tear gas and water cannons against people who were about to take part in a Pride march in Istanbul. The Istanbul LGBTI Pride Committee in a press release said local authorities announced “at the last minute” that they had banned the event — which had been scheduled to start in

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Poland: Giant rainbow set on fire by far-right thugs

Far-right protesters have burnt a rainbow piece of artwork during an event to commemorate Poland’s national independence in the capital Warsaw. LGBT campaigners, who had gathered in Zbawiciela Square, were dismayed to see a rainbow art installation go up in flames. Eyewitnesses say it was attacked by nationalist gangs because it represented a symbol of