Tuesday 17th May – 20:00
The Gateway Education and Arts Centre
2014, Canada, 53 min
Director: Marusya Bociurkiw
To mark this years International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival are screening the documentary “This Is Gay Propaganda: LGBT Rights & the War in Ukraine” in Shrewsbury.
IDAHOT is an annual worldwide event with the aim of raising awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. The 17th May commemorates the date when homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1990.
For the past two years, a Gay Propaganda Law has been in force in Russian-dominated eastern Ukraine and Crimea.
“This Is Gay Propaganda: LGBT Rights & the War in Ukraine” follows several LGBT and feminist activists who, after horrific experiences at the hands of Kremlin-funded militias, have fled eastern Ukraine for the relative safety of a shelter in Kyiv. It also investigates the rise of hate crimes and nationalist fervour in central Ukraine, and the creative resistance of the LGBT activists as they organize for their first Pride Day since Euromaidan.
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