LGBT movement activist killed in Zhytomyr

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Last weekend in Zhytomyr was killed a volunteer of the local center for LGBT community – QueerHome. Details of the incident are being clarified. The only thing is known so far that the activist was killed at home.

UPO "Gay Alliance Ukraine" expresses deepest condolences to family, friends and acquaintances of the victim (we do not publish his name on a desperate request of relatives – Ed.). He was not only a responsible volunteer and a wonderful person: we have lost a friend of our organization. Besides his volunteer contribution to the improvement of the human rights situation of LGBT people in Ukraine, the deceased was actively engaged in another very important activity – he worked in a project to prevent the spread of the HIV epidemic.

Circumstances of the activist's murder are being under investigation. UPO "Gay Alliance Ukraine" will send an inquiry to the Ministry of Internal Affairs with a request to keep us informed of the investigation and adequately elaborate version of the murder based on homophobia for its confirmation or refutation. GAU strongly recommends the readers to be cautious with new acquaintances. It is also recommended to inform the police or human rights organizations of any threats or blackmails on the basis of homophobia and transphobia.

Автор: Gay Alliance Ukraine

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