KyivPride and WarsawPride will march for peace and freedom of Ukraine and against russian aggression in Ukraine. The march will take place on June 25 in Warsaw.
Due to russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine the 10th anniversary of the Equality March in Kyiv can’t take place in the usual format in the Ukrainian capital. LGBT+ Ukrainians will unite with the Warsaw community this year.
Together we stand up for freedom and human rights, and against the war. We will stand for peace, for the victory of Ukraine, and for the freedom of the Ukrainian land and people.
“russia is taking away our homes, our families, our friends, and our loved ones, but it will never take away our freedom, our visibility, and our right to vote. On June 25 we are not celebrating. We want to appeal to the whole world: help Ukraine win! Help Ukrainian people live freely on their land!” – Lenny Emson, the Director of KyivPride calls upon the international community.
The organizers expect about 80,000 participants. We call on the community, LGBT+ organizations, and people around the world to join the march in Warsaw and stand with us against aggression, for freedom and peace.
‘For us, in Warsaw Pride, community means standing up for others. Community means making space for voices that are not heard enough. Community means marching side by side for safety and freedom of those who had it taken away. We are proud to join KyivPride in their march for the victory of Ukraine!’ – the highlight from Julia Maciocha, the President of the Warsaw Pride.