Rally held in Kyiv on International Anti-Homophobia Day (Photos)

16:50, 17 May 2017
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A rally was held in the center of Kyiv on May 17 in support of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

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Activists holding flags of the LGBTI community gathered near Kyiv's Friendship of Nations Arch on that day.

The date was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990.

Read alsoKyivPride slated for mid-June, Khreshchatyk considered as venueAs UNIAN reported earlier, activists from the Right Sector organization and the Svoboda Party on April 27 stopped work to paint rainbow colors on the Arch, as they claimed it was an act of hidden LGBTI propaganda.

Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko later said a pattern of a Ukrainian national ornament would be added to the decoration of the Arch.

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