fbpx

Georgia

LGBTI Rights in Georgia


ADDED ON: 01/20/2020

Human Rights in the South Caucasus: 2019 victories and losses

The Human Rights Watch report states that Azerbaijani authorities continue to exact tight control over the political system and persecute critics. There was at least one known police operation where they detained…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/17/2019

A Gay Film Sent an Entire Nation Into a Frenzy

Conflicts around gender and sexuality are often indicators of social tension. A recent public clash over the screening of a film in Tbilisi gives insight into the fault lines of contemporary politics…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 11/10/2019

Georgian police arrest more than 25 in clashes at gay movie premiere

Police in Georgia said on Saturday they had arrested more than 25 people after ultra-nationalist protesters attempting to derail the premiere of an award-winning movie about gay love clashed with security forces.…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 11/07/2019

Georgian far right threatens home premiere of hit gay movie

After winning accolades abroad, a Georgian movie about gay love is drawing threats at home, with far-right groups threatening to block Friday’s premiere in the conservative Caucasian nation. “And Then We Danced”,…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/19/2019

Homophobia and ‘Soviet hangover’ driving HIV infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, says David Furnish

Homophobia and a “Soviet hangover” are driving HIV infections in parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to David Furnish, AIDS campaigner and Sir Elton John’s husband. While the rate of…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

American-Georgian lawyer seeks prosecution of anti-gay hate leader

The bullying of Georgia’s gay community has at times taken on a medieval air: A local “knight” and his loyal legion of thugs have for years sought to smite any attempt by…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 07/25/2019

Georgia’s Culture War: The Push for LGBT Rights

LGBT activists in the Republic of Georgia this summer have been looking for ways to hold a parade on the streets of the capital, Tbilisi. While pride parades are common across the…

GO TO FULL STORY

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…

GO TO FULL STORY

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…

GO TO FULL STORY

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…

GO TO FULL STORY

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…

GO TO FULL STORY

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…

GO TO FULL STORY