In Your Face
Of course, there is a lot of in-your-faceness in Ukrainians’ sudden embrace of progressive values. Since Russians are anti-gay, we’ll be pro-gay! Since Russians are anti-Muslim, we’ll be pro-Muslim!
But you know what? I’ll take it. Because ultimately, what matters is that this will start the process of making the lives of the gay minority and sizable Muslim community in Ukraine more secure and appreciated. And once it begins, there is no turning back.