'Putin's ideology is homophobia': Ukraine's LGBTQ+ community fights for freedom on the frontline

Lifestyle July 6, 2022 Lifestyle
'Putin's ideology is homophobia': Ukraine's LGBTQ+ community fights for freedom on the frontline

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Victor Pylypenko, who is gay and serves as a medic on the frontline in Donetsk, is the founder of Ukraine's "Union of the LGBT+ Military," which counts thousands of members.

Many of Pylpypenko's colleagues have died by his side. He says he's never felt discrimination, and that it's important to be out as a gay man. On the frontline in eastern Ukraine, Pylypenko said his country can't afford to lose the war.

"It will be a complete disaster… Putin's ideology is homophobia, so disrespect towards human rights," he said.

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