Kudos to Ukrainian LGBT+ activists that used a drone to hoist a giant rainbow flag and attach it to the giant “Motherland” statue in Kyiv.
The sculpture is venerated in the country and stands slightly higher than the Statue of Liberty.
While the stunt has been met with blowback in the conservative country, the government was powerless to stop them.
“Drone flights were carried out under the current legislation and according to the rules of the State Service,” according to Dronarium Ukraine, the company that arranged the flight.
“We are against the manifestation of aggression against the LGBT community, which we consider to be from the Middle Ages,” the company added on Facebook.
While homosexuality is legal in Ukraine, the country is not welcoming to LGBT+ people. In 2017, a small group of activists who were trying to draw attention to the rampant anti-LGBTQ sentiments was violently attacked by thugs who burned their rainbow flag.
Pride parades have been disallowed in previous years, due to fears of a violent response, and those that have gone on have either resulted in attacks or were so heavily guarded they had more police present than protesters.