He thought he had to choose between being LGBTQ and Ukrainian. Now he's marching for both

He thought he had to choose between being LGBTQ and Ukrainian. Now he's marching for both

He thought he had to choose between being LGBTQ and Ukrainian. Now he's marching for both 'My heart is going to explode,' says Andrew Kushnir, marching on behalf of Kyiv Pride When Andrew Kushnir first came out as gay, he says he "felt like a unicorn." Now, years later, he has the honour of marching for the countless LGBTQ Ukrainians unable to take to the streets as war rages in their country. It's a moment he never thought possible when he was growing up. The feeling at the time, he says, was that there was no such thing as a "queer Ukrainian." "And I kind of internalized that. I thought, OK, I guess I have to choose .... Either I'm going to be gay or I'm going to be Ukrainian, …
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