Claire Dimyon MBE – making a difference during Euro 2012 Soccer Tournament

Dimyon and soccer fans flying a gay rainbow flag in Kyiv ahead of the Euro 2012 Sweden v Ukraine match.

Swedish and Ukrainian soccer fans delighted a lesbian activist by supporting her rainbow flag demonstration to show solidarity with Ukraine’s gay and trans population.

Human rights campaigners had raised concerns about the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans attending the European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine, which both have poor records on LGBT rights, and Amnesty International had even suggested gay fans should stay away.

Clare Dimyon, a UK lesbian campaigner from Pride Solidarity who has won an MBE for her gay work in Eastern Europe, found a surprisingly supportive atmosphere on the streets.

Check out the full story on Gay Star News .

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