The second part took place by Zoloti Vorota subway station where the activists treated people to tea, cookies and candies. “People noticed us, they smiled, took photos on smartphones but not many of them chose to have a hot drink,” the activists tell. Those who came closer expressed their support and shared their positive emotions and impressions.
Ukrainian LGBT organizations point out that the crimes those young men are accused of, are based on homophobia and coprophagia. Unfortunately, the Criminal Code of Ukraine that is dated back to the Soviet times recognizes only three hatred motives – race, nation and religion. Times have changed and now people are attacked and sometimes even killed because they have different sexual orientation or gender identity.