U.S. Special Envoy calls on Ukraine’s government to save LGBT community from violence

Source : 112 Ukraine

Special Envoy Randy Berry intends to take part in LGBT pride in Ukraine
14:22, 7 June 2016

Violence against LGBT community must be put to an end, U.S. Special Envoy for Human Rights Randy Berry stated, UNIAN reports.

‘Violence based on gender and views must be eliminated. To treat LGBT community in a right way, we must understand what equality means’, - Berry noted.

Berry mentioned, that he will take part in Ukrainian LGBT pride and will hold meetings with various civil organizations and government representatives.

It has been reported earlier, that Special Envoy for LGBT community Randy Berry will arrive in Kyiv on June 8.

LGBT pride will be held in Kyiv on June 12. The U.S. Congress called on Ukraine’s authorities to create safe conditions for the festival-pride.

Earlier, on May 29, representatives of ‘Ukraine’s Organization of Nationalists’ vowed to disrupt the LGBT pride parade.

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