On 20 November 2010, a peaceful gathering jointly organised by NGO Insight and the Visual Cultural Centre to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance in Kiev was attacked by a number of unknown persons.
The organisers planned to host a film screening, discussion on transgender issues, and hold a candle light vigil. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was held in memory of those who have been killed due to anti-transgender violence.
On 20 November 2010, a group of ten men wearing masks to hide their identitiesattempted to break into the Visual Cultural Centre room where the film 'Boys Don't Cry' was being screened; however they were stopped at the entrance by the organisers, including Mr Timur Lysenko, coordinator of the transgender programme with Insight, who was then attacked and beaten.
Before they fled the scene, the attackers sprayed tear gas at Timur Lysenko, his colleague Ms Anastasia Medco from NGO Fulcrum, and others attending at the film screening.