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Scores Join Annual Gay Pride Parade In Ukraine's Kyiv With Riot Police Protection

Scores of people took part in the annual Gay Pride parade in Ukraine's Kyiv under the protection of riot police. Several hundred LGBT Ukrainian servicemen and other protesters joined the pride march in central Kyiv Sunday seeking legal reforms to allow people in same-sex partnerships to take medical decisions for wounded soldiers and bury victims of the war that extended across Ukraine more than two years ago.

Ukraine War Pride Parade | Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky

People take part in the annual Gay Pride parade, under the protection of riot police in Kyiv, Ukraine. Several hundred LGBT Ukrainian servicemen and other protesters joined the pride march in central Kyiv Sunday seeking legal reforms to allow people in same-sex partnerships to take medical decisions for wounded soldiers and bury victims of the war that extended across Ukraine more than two years ago.

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Woman soldier attends a Pride march
Woman soldier attends a Pride march | Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky

A woman soldier wrapped in the LGBT flag attends a Pride march in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Annual Gay Pride parade in Kyiv
Annual Gay Pride parade in Kyiv | Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky

People take part in the annual Gay Pride parade, under the protection of riot police in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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LGBT soldiers in Kyiv
LGBT soldiers in Kyiv | Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky

LGBT soldiers attend a Pride march in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Ultra-right activists against Pride parade
Ultra-right activists against Pride parade | Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky

Ultra-right activists run along the city main avenue protesting against the annual Gay Pride parade, poster reading "Ukraine is for Family", under the protection of riot police in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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LGBT soldiers
LGBT soldiers | Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky

LGBT soldiers attend a Pride march in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Portraits of LGBT Ukrainian servicemen
Portraits of LGBT Ukrainian servicemen | Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky

Soldiers hold portraits of LGBT Ukrainian servicemen, who are fighting on the frontline, with the poster reading, "We are their voices," in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Ultra-right activists
Ultra-right activists | Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky

Ultra-right activists run along the city main avenue protesting the annual Gay Pride parade, under the protection of riot police in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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