A new report details the most dangerous—and safest—places for gay travelers. According to the report, a few factors, such as adoption recognition and worker protections, may not affect travelers directly but are a good indication of overall attitudes within the culture. A view of the Lagos skyline in Nigeria, which was named the most dangerous place in the world for There, people can be put in prison for up to 14 years just for being gay, and some states even have the death penalty under Sharia law.
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Minutes after cancelling the march for security reasons, organiser Syvatoslav Sheremet was brutally attacked by a group of masked thugs resulting in his hospitalisation. The new location was kept a closely guarded secret until the last minute. On Saturday, journalists arrived to witness ranks of riot police and special forces surrounding a group of around 50 LGBT activists, keeping a vocal mob of Orthodox Christian protesters at bay, as they gathered in the shadow of the monument to famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. The parade was intermittently interrupted when some religious protesters disguised as press lunged at activists, attempting to rip banners and placards. According to the police, 13 arrests were made. After one hour, activists were evacuated from the area, changing their clothes and switching modes of transport multiple times to avoid any revenge attacks.
The Russian Plot To Take Back Eastern Europe At The Expense Of Gay Rights
Kiev, Ukraine — On a chilly Kiev night Maxim, a year-old gay man from the eastern city of Donetsk, waited for a cab to take him to the only shelter in the country for internally displaced LGBT people. After Russia-backed separatists took over his hometown last summer he said life for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community became much more difficult. He held out another six months, deciding to flee only after his apartment block was shelled. Maxim is one of the nearly one million people estimated by the UN to be displaced by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Easterners who flee west often face housing and employment discrimination and are blamed for the conflict.
Sometimes I do. Like during a groundbreaking — for Ukraine — queer art-show that opened in Kiev in October. This is the first time that an LGBTI-themed installation occupies the most popular modern art space in the country. Thousands of people visit every week, the entrance guarded by heavy security. Created by American artist Carlos Motta , the exhibition features eleven prominent queer Ukrainians, including myself.