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LGBTI Rights in Georgia


ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

LGBT+ conversion therapy thrives even as bans gather pace

LONDON, Sept 15 (Openly) - Doctors once prescribed long, hard bike rides and testicular transplants to cure gay men of their "sexual abnormality". More than a century on, fear and controversy still…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2021

Georgian ombudsman names priest, blogger as organizers of July 5 anti-LGBTQ rally and calls for their prosecution

The ombudsman calls for the prosecution of an ultra-nationalist journalist and an archpriest of the Georgian Orthodox Church for organizing violence against journalists and LGBTQ rights activists. Ombudsman Nino Lomjaria said 53…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2021

Prejudice And Pride: Georgia’s LGBT Community Finds New Strength After Violent Attacks

In July, a planned LGBT Pride March in Tbilisi was called off after right-wing protesters attacked activists and journalists, whom they accused of spreading "anti-Georgian sentiments." Dozens of people were injured and…

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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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