The presentation also held the discussion with mothers of parents’ movement TERGO.
On 10 December, the International Human Rights Day, the Freud House hosted a presentation of the second issue of the advocacy magazine Pride Ukraine.
The presentation also held the discussion with mothers of parents’ movement TERGO. Olena Globa and Anna Medko told their stories and answered the questions of the audience.
"Now lots of parents turn to the organization and I always ask myself," Why can’t this family accept their homosexual child?". Often the answers are quite different.
One of the reasons is that parents fear that a child in Ukraine will be disenfranchised and no parents agree to observe the life of a man without rights. It is very difficult, " says the chairman of the parents organization TERGO Olena Globa.
In turn, Anna Medco, a member of the organization, adds that accessible and truthful information plays an important role.
"People fear what they do not know. If we had accurate information in the public domain, people would have different attribute towards LGBT. Because what I know, I am not scared of. I often need to tell people from my own environment on the subject, to give some literature, then they perceive the topic differently," she said.
It should be noted that a well- known TV compere, producer and openly gay Anatoly Yarema is in the cover of the new magazine. He shares his vision of the situation with human rights in Ukraine. You can also read about the education of children in same-sex couple in Ukraine, the language as an indicator of gender identity, the Shelter for LGBT migrants, about transgender persons in Ukraine, the movement of parents who support their gay children and many other interesting things.
TERGO is a parents initiative, a union of parents and friends of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people who support their relatives. The public organization of parents meets regularly once a month from April 2013. Our materials about the parents’ movement can be found here.