Kaleidoscope condemns anti-LGBT vote in the Ukrainian Parliament
The Kaleidoscope Trust has condemned the vote in the Ukrainian parliament on October 2 which gave a first reading to the bill outlawing activity in support of LGBT human rights. Executive Director, Lance Price, has written to the Chairman of the Parliament calling on Ukraine to honour its commitment under international conventions not to discriminate.
Kaleidoscope has urged the Chairman of the Parliament to:
Listen to your own citizens, all of whom deserve equal protection for their basic rights of expression, assembly and equality before the law.
By restricting the publication and dissemination of materials related to sexual orientation and gender identity, this bill would severely restrict access to information about health, support networks, and social activities for countless young people.
A full copy of the letter is available here.