Kyiv, July 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) – MP Yevhen Tsarkov (Communist Party of Ukraine) leads the “Homophobe 2012″ rating for his initiative to return to the Ukrainian Criminal Code an article on sodomy, representative of the Our World Human Rights Information Centre Oleksandr Zinchenko has reported.
“Yevhen Tsarkov led the “Homophobe 2012″ rating for radicalism to do with sodomy and his desire to return to the Criminal Code a Stalinist article on homosexual male sex,” he said at the press conference hosted by Interfax-Ukraine on Wednesday.
The list also includes many other MPs: Mykhailo Chechetov (Regions Party), Alla Oleksandrovska (Communist Party), Serhiy Kiy (Regions Party), Volodymyr Stretovych (Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense Party) for protest against gay parades and hatred of homosexuals.
Moreover the rating also mentions member of the political council of Svoboda Party Andriy Ilyenko, who said that gay parade could somehow disgrace Svoboda party.
In turn, acting president of the Ukrainian Gay Forum and secretary of the standing reference group on LGBT community and MSM-service projects in Ukraine, Sviatoslav Sheremet, announced results of the “LGBT-Friendly Person 2012″ rating.
Among those, who warmly expressed towards sexual minorities, are MPs Yuriy Stets (Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense Party) and Yuriy Liovochkin (Regions Party), leader of UDAR party Vitali Klitschko, spin doctor Vadym Karasiov and writer Irena Karpa.
The rating “LGBT-Friendly Person of the Year” was founded by Gay Forum of Ukraine all-Ukrainian public LGBT community on May 2011.
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