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Deemon Amorales (user currently living in SPAIN) posted for gay readers in response to this story on 27/09/2010 +5
Ukrainian LGBT organization absolutely has not responded to the precedent with Igor ...
Ukrainian LGBT organizations engaged in issues of religious affirmation and make overtures toward the Russian Orthodox Church ...
Igor is ready to commit suicide - he feels useless ...

In addition, there were about ten similar cases! In the city of Donetsk militia fun, chasing guys gay.

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(user currently living in AUSTRALIA) posted for gay readers on 24/09/2010 +5

I am writing you about the recent events in Ukraine. The Ukraine police is running a covert antigay operation.

Recently, a talented young Russian-Ukrainian poet Igor Bobyrev living in Donetsk became their victim.

On a social web-network Contact he was approached by someone who insisted on seeing a nude picture of him, which he eventually sent. The person proposed to meet, but when arrived, Igor was arrested by the police. In the police station, he was detained for a day, badly beaten, and verbally abused for being gay.

Eventually they let him go. He went to the doctor to assess the injuries, but later the police contacted him and forced him to sign the paper that he has no objections, promising that all will be "forgotten".

Several days ago, three plain-clothes police officers arrived to his apartment, accused him in spreading pornography, abused him verbally, confiscated his computer, and wrote down all his contacts from the social network. He was banned from using Internet for a month and required to quit all "all the communities of homosexual type"

Ultra-conservatism, homophobia, hypocrisy, and corruption are hallmarks of the authorities in the post-Soviet space. Now, in Ukraine, the police uses their power and impunity to quietly criminalize being gay and destroy gay people's lives once again.

It would be great to give this story more publicity to show support to the Ukrainian gay from the international gay community and put pressure on the Ukrainian authorities to stop the persecution.

Thanks and regards,

V. V.

P. S. Here are some links to blogs about what happened, all in Russian, of course - I can translate, if you need:

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seronheliya (user currently living in UKRAINE) posted for readers on 13/06/2012 +0
Please, help me.

My name is Sergei Dudnik (my nickname Seronheliya). I'm from Ukraine.

I am an orphan, and I'm openly gay.

I fear for my life. I posted the video on my video blog 2 years, every homophobe knows my face.

I want to get political asylum. But all the embassies have ignored me.

I can not leave the country legally, I can not get a passport because I do not have a residence permit, I do not have a residence permit, I have no home.

Here all the orphans are homeless.

I live with my boyfriend.

Everyone knows my address.

Each month, we are under attack homophobic fascist group near my home.

LGBT organizations in Ukraine can not help.


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