Gay parade in Kiev, blew up a bunch of (photo).
Yesterday, a rather significant event took place in Kiev - a gay parade that gathered twice as many participants as a similar event last year. The parade was guarded by the police and was generally peaceful (although it was not without some clashes), but the event was perceived ambiguously both in Ukraine and in nearby countries. Let's try to figure out what happened yesterday in Kiev.
Why do gays go to parades? It has nothing to do with the “propaganda of a licentious lifestyle”, as opponents of parades try to present it - in most cases LGBT parades are called “equality march”, and people who come to them just speak for the right to be themselves - as you know, in any societies, from the most open (the Netherlands) to the most closed (Iran), the percentage of gays is about the same - 5% -15%, and it’s completely useless to fight this, it’s part of human nature.
Why are people afraid of gays? In my experience,“active homophobes” are not too good and unkind people, in principle, and this is due to their inner world view, where the opposite hierarchy (women) is given the lowest hierarchical place. Most of these homophobes are scared that other men (gays) can treat them the way they themselves treat women. Plus, among active homophobes, there are quite a few latent homosexuals who, with their ostentatious “masculinity” and cursing at gays, are trying to force out their own nature, most often without success.
And it is especially funny to read the comments of latent homosexuals from among the “patriots”, that dozens of comments were posted to the LGBT parade yesterday, quotes like “In this Ukraine, the fagots are completely fucked up, parades go! I would have fucked them all for it! ". In general, as they say, undermined so undermined)
So, in today's post - a story about how the LGBT parade passed in Kiev yesterday, as well as an important question. Come under the cat, it is interesting. Welladd friendsDo not forget)
02. The LGBT parade began in Kiev in the morning, closer to 9:00 in the center of Kiev, marchers began to gather - there were a lot of posters about human rights and flags of the colors of the rainbow.
03Interestingly, some Ukrainian deputies who supported the Maidan opposed the parade, for example, Igor Mosiychuk, a deputy from the Radical Party, he moaned on his fb page that a little more and Kiev turned into Sodom and Gomorrah.
04. At the same time, many well-known Ukrainian politicians supported the parade and even came to it - for example, at the parade you could see the deputy Sergey Leschenko:
05. The official name of the gay parade in Kiev is Kyivprayd; there were many flags and posters with this name on the parade.
06. The column goes along the main streets of Kiev, the inscriptions on the banners - "Land of the Free", "Be Yourself!"
07. Activists from Amnistey International, with posters "LGBT Rights = Human Rights".
08. Interestingly, not only young people came to Kievprayd - there were many elderly and middle-aged people in the convoy - they said that they would like to draw attention to the problems of the rights of their children, who are gay / lesbian.
09. Stretching and flag of the European Union.
10. The National Guard under the guard of Kyivpride, as there were quite a few opponents of the march on the streets.
11. Marchers with a flag:
12. An interesting contrast is the smiling and open people at Kievpride:
13.And sullen and gray opponents of the gay parade. "Mom's dad and family, la-ilyaha-ilya-la".
14. The column is under police protection.
15. Those who actively tried to prevent the holding of Kievpride and attacked the participants were detained by the police.
16. These were mainly young people whom the village priest told the imam that gays are very bad.
17. However, there were also active opponents of the middle-aged gay parade:
18. One of the detainees. Police seize gas cartridges and other "anti-gay weapons" from him:
19. Here is a parade held in Kiev.
Usually in totalitarian countries they like to talk about the “decaying West”, in which dozens of Saakashvili run along the streets with gays and flags. At the same time, no one explains to people that in the West, gays do not have any special privileged rights -they just have the same rights as all other citizens- as red, crane operators, Alexandra and born on Wednesday. It does not occur to anyone there to single out some group of people into a separate category (red, Jews, women, waiters,left-handed) and start discriminating them - only the Communists and the Nazis did.
Personally, I don’t care much - who, how and with whom he sleeps,from which end breaks boiled eggswhat color paints hair and what god it prays - a person has the right to live as he wants, and the task of the state is not to prevent him from being himself.