As we have informed earlier, that Mr. Leonid Hrach, Supreme Rada's Deputy, a member of the Communist Party of Ukraine and chief of the Supreme Rada's Committee on the issues of human rights, ethnic minorities and inter-ethnic relations, named gays and lesbians "the fags", adding that "it is necessary to fight against LGBT people". Soon after Mr.Hrach's homophobic statement Ukrainian LGBT community made quick response, sharply criticising his position on LGBT issue. From his side, Mr.Hrach was also quick to answer.
The official internet site of the Ukrainian Communist youth movement (so called, Komsomol) has published its position to this issue: "Recently the information "attacks" from LGBT community of Ukraine and some mass media on Mr.Hrach became so strong. The representatives of gay and lesbian community were insulted by Mr.Hrach's statement on gay issue, given in his interview, where he had called "homosexuality" as perversion. Offended gays and lesbians from their side have issued an open letter to the mass media. Mr.Leonid Hrach has considered necessary to explain in details his position on this issue, that is actual for modern international community. Here we submit his article for public discussion".
It is of high interest that even modern communists in their statements now generously use religious definitions and base themselves on "Christian Ethics stated in the Bible". But in the Soviet era Communist Party's members declared that religion was an opium for people" and churchmen were almost the main enemy for the Soviet communist ideology.
If someone would try to assess Leonid Hrach's letter to the LGBT community, he would find almost every example of stereotypes, false conclusions, absurd assertions and absolute negation of the modern science's propositions and legal norms, defined in the documents of the most influential political, health and public organizations of the world. How would you assess just one sentence from Mr.Hrach's letter? "Two years ago in Iran two gay young men were sentenced to death penalty by hanging. Though from the world policy's view it is an atavism, we could call it an instinct of self-preservation of the Iranian nation on state level".
The full version of Mr. Leonid Hrach's letter headlined as "The state's responsibility is to protect the society" you can find in Ukrainian on Ugay.ru (an Ukrainian branch of Gay.ru).
Translated by Yerdna Bananes