Georgia

LGBTI Rights in Georgia


ADDED ON: 07/09/2019

Georgian Opposition Demonstrators Confronted By Antigay, Pro-Russian Protesters

Demonstrators demanding the resignation of Georgian Interior Minister Giorgi Gakharia have been confronted by antigay and pro-Russian activists on the 20th day of protests in Tbilisi. The rival demonstrators spent the night…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2019

Georgian LGBT community calls off Tbilisi action due to threats

An action planned by the Georgian LGBT community near the Interior Ministry's building in Tbilisi on Monday has been called off, Tbilisi Pride co-leader Giorgi Tabagari told the press. "We will not…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Georgia’s LGBT community postpones march due to tensions

Georgia's LGBT community has posted the Dignity March planned in Tbilisi for June 23 due to the tense situation in the country. "Given the events on Rustaveli Avenue and the tense political…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

Supporters and opponents of LGBT pride march clash in Tbilisi

Participants of a protest demonstration of LGBT activists in the center of Tbilisi in front of the government office building clashed with Orthodox activists last evening. The latter tried to prevent LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2019

Georgian far right vows to shut down upcoming LGBT parade

LGBT Pride Week will be held in Tbilisi from 18-23 June and is organized by Tbilisi Pride. Preparations for the event have already begun, and a preliminary programme of events has been…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2019

Ten Exiled LGBTQ Activists Speak

“We want to give a voice to those, who are not heard, whose voice has been taken,” Ali Feruz says. “Because the story of every human is at the same time the…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2019

Anastasia Pirveli: Georgia’s Transgender Star

Every day, I’m in touch with people who could be homophobic. It’s because of my strong way that people are very kind and polite, there are no problems in the street, -…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2018

Time to End Invisibility of LGBT People in Georgia

A UN expert has commended the commitment of the Georgian Government to address violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans persons, but has expressed concern that implementation is falling short…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

Georgia: UN Expert to Assess Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

From September the 25th to October the 5th, the UN Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, will be in Georgia.…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

How a Rainbow-colored Armband Led to a Soccer Riot

A year ago, soccer player Guram Kashia lay in bed filled with fear and anxiety while facing social media threats, denouncements, political commentary and protests from a small pocket of people in…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

Georgia: Both LGBTI and Right-wing Groups Cancel Their Demonstrations

“We have decided not to use our constitutional right to self-expression and not to hold a peaceful meeting on 17 May in order to prevent groups who intend to get into altercations…

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