“We are parents and relatives, friend of gays and lesbians, bisexual and transgender people. We represent the community wishing to support those who have different sexual orientation or gender identity. Only due to respecting each other and observing human right for self-identity we can live up to our fullest potential, separately or all together,” Olena, representative of Art Gown parent initiative commented on the photo exhibition.
Most of the passers-by were smiling but rather reserved in their response. Some of them openly expressed their support or told that they belonged to LGBT community. Of course there were some eccentric people trying to convince the volunteers that homosexuality “will bring Ukrainian nation to extinction” and “such campaigns are nothing more than propaganda.” At the same time they couldn’t tell how exactly this “propaganda” may influence their own sexual orientation or that of other people seeing the leaflets or a gay couple on the street.