VIDEO SHOWS: DRONE FLYING OVER CARRYING RAINBOW FLAG/ RAINBOW FLAG WAVING NEXT TO MOTHERLAND MONUMENT RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: KYIV, UKRAINE (JUNE 21, 2020) (KYIV PRIDE - ACCESS ALL) 1.
DRONE FLYING OVER, CARRYING RAINBOW FLAG / DRONE WITH RAINBOW FLAG APPROACHING MOTHERLAND MONUMENT 2.
VARIOUS OF RAINBOW FLAG WAVING NEXT TO SWORD HELD BY MOTHERLAND STATUE STORY: Ukrainian LGBTQ community celebrated human rights equality on Sunday (June 21) by launching a drone that flew over the country's capital with a rainbow flag attached to it.
Video released by Kyiv Pride NGO featured a flag waving at over 100-meter height next to the Motherland Monument, Ukraine's highest statue.
Due to the coronavirus restrictions, an annual pride march was replaced with a series of online events, including the video posted on Kyiv Pride Facebook page.
Pride marches in Ukraine regularly attract counter protests by right-wing and religious activists, and LGBTQ activists say homophobia remains widespread in the country.
Years of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists may finally be coming to an end, as a ceasefire backed by presidents Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskiy enters into effect. Francis Maguire reports.
Aerial footage shows the devastating impact of a massive explosion that killed at least 100 people in Lebanon’s capital Beirut.
Officials said the huge blast, caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, also injured more than 4,000.
It has emerged that the chemical was stored unsafely in a warehouse near the city’s port, where the explosion occurred.
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said that “those responsible will pay the price for this disaster.”
Authorities are still struggling to establish the full scale of the damage, as rescue efforts continue. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Minister Nick Gibb says the government is considering the level of support it will provide to Lebanon following the 'tragic' explosion in Beirut on Tuesday. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Hallmark Channel is making it's annual holiday movie celebration more inclusive this year. According to CNN, "Countdown to Christmas" and "Miracles of Christmas" lineups will include LGBTQ narratives. The announcement came days after the channel was called out online for not including LGBTQ movies in their lineup. The network responded to upset viewers by assuring them that new content will include better LGBTQ representation.
Holiday movies on the Hallmark Channel are about to get more inclusive. Producers are currently negotiating the inclusion of LGBTQ centered films in the networks annual “Countdown to Christmas”. Producers are also hoping to get the movies included in the channel's “Miracles of Christmas” lineup. The move towards inclusion came after the channel was hit with online criticism aimed at their 40 new Christmas movies. According to HuffPost, none of the 40 movies announced were LGBTQ-inclusive.
Madonna has been a devoted ally to the LGBTQ community since the early days of her career and that outspokenness apparently didn’t fly in Russia eight years ago. In it, she doubles down on her support for LGBTQ rights, telling the crowd, “We want to fight for the right to be free, to be who we are.” In a caption accompanying the video, Madonna said that she was slapped with a $1 million fine by the Russian government for the speech, but that she “never paid.”
Occurred on June 20, 2020 / Vasylkiv, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine Info from Licensor: "A man bought beer in the morning, and the guy said that they can’t sell alcoholic drinks until 9 in the morning because..
A drone carrying a rainbow flag flew over the Motherland Monument in Kyiv, Ukraine on Sunday, giving the appearance that the statue was flying the flag over the capital city. An in-person Pride march..