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The Guardian: Ukraine gay pride marchers ready to defy violence

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May 19, 2013, 9:03 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Guardian

Gay rights campaigners hope the pressure will further their own cause in the face of the growing violence. One non-governmental organisation in Kyiv has received 29 reports of violent attacks and 36 of threats against LGBTI people in the last year alone.
© Pavel Podufalov

Efforts are going ahead in Ukraine's capital Kyiv to stage a gay pride march next week in the face of data showing a sharp rise in the number of homophobic attacks reported in the city.

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