Organizer Says Pride Parade In Kiev More Of A 'Celebration' This Year

In the Ukranian capital Kiev's pride parade Sunday, a heavy police presence protected the marchers suppporting LGBT rights. In previous years the event has often been marred by violence.
A heavy police presence guarded supporters of LGBT rights at the Gay Pride parade in Kiev Sunday. In previous years, violence has broken out between Pride supporters and far-right protesters. / Efrem Lukatsky /

Thousands of people marched in the capital Kiev Sunday in support of LGBT rights and equality in Ukraine. The marchers were joined by several foreign diplomats and politicians in what organizers say is the largest Pride event the country has seen yet.

The annual Gay Pride parade is

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