In Conversation with KyivPride: What LGBTQ+ People Need to Know Right Now About the Russian Invasion of Ukraine (Exclusive)

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‘We will fight to the last drop of our blood,’ bigender activist Lenny Emson told Pride Source.

By |March 7th, 2022|International, Michigan, News

Right now, in Ukraine, transgender people are forced to go without their prescribed hormones. “Pharmacies are out of stock of pretty much everything,” said Lenny Emson, executive director of KyivPride, a non-governmental organization in Ukraine’s capital city.

Emson is bigender and uses she/he and him/his pronouns. On Saturday, March 6, day 10 of the Russian invasion, this reporter spoke with Emson via Zoom. For security reasons, Emson did not disclose his location. “I’m in a safe place,” s_he said.

The following interview has been condensed and edited.

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