“For safety reasons many people Lgbtqi + they have already left for other countries. Everyone knows that Lgbtqi + people will be one of the first goals under possible control of Ukraine. They do what they can to try to save themselves ”. The lesbian activist says so Olena Shevchenko, leader of the ‘Insight’ organization and European representative of Ilga World, the worldwide network (of over 1,700 organizations) that has been fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people since 1978. Every day, she explained to the Adkronos news agency, she receives hundreds of messages and calls from LGBTQI + people worried about what might happen.
While many fled to protect themselves, others preferred to stay on the field and fight: “Several LGBTQI + people have done military service. Some were at war in 2014 in eastern Ukraine. Now they are veterans and have gone to protect our country again ”, continued Shevchenko, co-president of the LGBT Council of Ukraine. There are also rumors that Putin has drawn up one ‘kill list’ in which Lgbtqi + personalities appear, among others, but the activist limits himself to saying that he has heard of them, without adding anything else. With Putin, you concluded, “Anything is possible. It is Evil. You are destroying our country, our homes. He is killing our people ”.