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Georgia

LGBTI Rights in Georgia


ADDED ON: 07/27/2021

Georgia’s LGBT+ community living in fear after violence

TBILISI, July 26 (Openly) - Nino, a 25-year-old lesbian from Georgia, no longer feels at ease when she leaves the house. Since violence forced a Pride march to be cancelled earlier this…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2021

Georgian Condom Company Wins Freedom Of Expression Case At European Rights Court

A Georgian condom company that uses creative advertising on its packaging has won a freedom of expression case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The case involved Georgian condom brand…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2021

Four Georgian TV stations go off air in protest over journalist’s death

TBILISI, July 14 (Reuters) - Four television channels in Georgia went off the air on Wednesday in protest at the death of a cameraman who was beaten up during violence against LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2021

Georgian TV Cameraman Dies, Was Injured Amid Anti-LGBT Violence

A Georgian TV cameraman who was among dozens of journalists attacked by a right-wing mob during a melee aimed at LGBT campaigners has died. Co-workers of Lekso Lashkarava said on July 11…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2021

Violence in the name of God

On July 5, Georgian far-right activists dispersed the planned Tbilisi Pride week by physically attacking more than 50 people, of which 53 were members of the local and international media. The anti-gay…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2021

Cannot Be Excused’: Thousands Rally In Georgia To Denounce Anti-LGBT Violence

TBILISI -- Thousands have rallied in the Georgian capital to denounce violence against the LGBTQ community that shocked the nation and drew condemnation from Western embassies in the Caucasus nation. LGBTQ activists…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2021

Georgian LGBT Activists Call Off Pride March After Violent Attacks

LGBT campaigners in Georgia have canceled a planned Pride march after opponents attacked activists and journalists and the government and church spoke out against the event. Hundreds of violent counter-protesters took to…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2021

Georgian Patriarchate condemns int’l support for ‘LGBTQ+ propaganda activities’ at Tbilisi Pride

The Georgian Patriarchate says the ‘drastic interference’ of foreign officials ‘in our public and spiritual life’ through supporting Tbilisi Pride events ‘is a matter of severe concern and [is] unacceptable’. Tbilisi Pride,…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2021

Tbilisi Pride Forges Ahead, 23 Counterprotesters Detained

Tbilisi Pride Week began on July 1 with a screening of the “March for Dignity” documentary about the LGBTQ rights struggle in Georgia, with activists, LGBTQ allies, and foreign diplomats, including British,…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2021

LGBT Groups Join Hydropower Protest, Ask Leaders to Condemn Homophobic Violence

Two key local LGBT rights groups, the Tbilisi Pride and the Equality Movement reiterated their support for the protest against Namakhvani Hydropower Plant, now held in the capital city Tbilisi, but called…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2021

15 Georgian Parties Agree to Defend LGBTQ Rights

15 Georgian political parties agreed to fight to eliminate discrimination and violence against LGBTQ citizens with all mechanisms at their disposal, Tbilisi Pride, a local organization uniting LGBTQ and rights activists announced…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2021

Conservative millionaire Vasadze, who suggested anti-LGBT vigilante groups, to launch political movement

After years of denying his intention to go into politics, the conservative millionaire Levan Vasadze finally announced on Thursday that he is launching a public movement. “I’ve made a very difficult decision…

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