UKRAINEPRIDE is a propatriotic queer movement. We nurture our cultural identity and defend it to share it with our soulmates from various countries, who belong to different nationalities and ethnicities, who have diverse complexions or practice varied religions. We preserve and protect our culture to tell the entire world about it.
Due to the opposite direction from imperial Russia chosen 8 years ago, currently we have the opportunity to attain equal rights for the LGBTQ community as well as all discriminated groups. We are not afraid of anything. We are defending our land. Glory to Ukraine, Glory to our Heroes!
President of UKRAINEPRIDE NGO
Sofia Lapina, who studied sociology at the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, has become a leading voice for the LGBT community.
In 2018, Sofia received the "Top 30 under 30" award from the oldest English-language newspaper Kyiv Post for her contribution to the development of Ukrainian society.
In 2021, Sofia and Yuriy Dvizhon created their own NGO “UKRAINEPRIDE”.
Cofounder of UKRAINEPRIDE NGO
Yuriy Dvizhon is a LGBTQ activist and film director. He is highly experienced in creative industries. He has been directing music videos for Ukrainian artists for more than 5 years, and has shot over 40 videos. In the previous year, Dvizhon dealt with shooting commercials and fashion videos.
In 2019, Yuriy received the "Top 30 under 30" award from the oldest English-language newspaper Kyiv Post for his contribution to the development of Ukrainian society. He was awarded thanks to two successful projects aimed at combating homophobia in Ukraine.