that’s why now we have tens of thousands of openly-queer soldiers proudly and openly defending Ukraine and the rest of europe from russian colonial fascism. that’s why a public petition for marriage equality collected a minimum-required 25,000 signatures in no time
queer ukrainians were among the first to enlist to defend the country since they knew all too well — there was more at stake than territorial integrity. it was the ultimate civilizational battle for Ukraine, paved by centuries of our anti-colonial struggle
"russian occupiers in Ukraine do not understand that local authorities here do not follow orders from the president or security service but represent communities. unable to comprehend this freedom of thought they torture officials demanding to know who is orchestrating protests"