Georgia

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Added on: 06/13/2024
05/12/2024
On 4 June, Georgia’s ruling party outlined a package of draft laws that would ban what it calls “LGBT propaganda”, mirroring similar legislation used to crack down…

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Added on: 06/09/2024
In Georgia’s oldest gay bar, Tato Londaridze carefully stepped around construction materials as he set out his ambitious plan to put a stage for drag queens on…

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Added on: 06/05/2024
06/04/2024
Same-sex couples would be stripped of their rights under terms of a new draft law put forward by Georgia’s ruling party. The move marks yet another major…

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Added on: 05/31/2024
05/30/2024
Tbilisi (AsiaNews) – Young activists and students opposed to the law on the ‘transparency of foreign influences’, definitively approved by the Tbilisi parliament over President Salome Zurabišvili’s…

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Added on: 05/20/2024
05/19/2024
TBILISI — “No racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia,” reads a sign in a small vegan café in the center of the Georgian capital, an EU flag pinned…

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Added on: 05/10/2024
(Berlin, May 9, 2024) – The Georgian parliament’s introduction of a bill obliging certain nongovernmental groups and media outlets to register as “organizations serving the interests of a foreign power” threatens…

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Added on: 04/18/2024
Georgia’s ruling party plans to reintroduce highly controversial Russia-style “foreign agent” legislation aimed at incapacitating civil society and independent media. If adopted, the laws, which were withdrawn last…

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Added on: 03/26/2024
03/25/2024
Georgia’s ruling party on Monday introduced a bill curtailing LGBT rights, a move seen by opponents as an attempt to boost its popularity ahead of elections in…

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Added on: 01/11/2024
01/10/2024
An asylum seeker forced into an exorcism for being gay has begged the Government to reconsider plans to designate India and Georgia as “safe states” as part…

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Added on: 07/09/2023
07/08/2023
Up to 2,000 anti-LGBT protesters stormed a gay pride festival in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi on Saturday, forcing its cancellation. The right-wing protesters, who included Orthodox Christian clergy,…

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Added on: 09/29/2022
09/29/2022
It’s not hard to understand why Nikolai Shushpan, who is gay, made the decision to become one of the thousands of Russians to flee to Georgia after…

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Added on: 08/01/2022
07/31/2022
YEREVAN, Armenia — When tens of thousands of Russians fled the country this spring following the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, many chose to resettle in Armenia and…

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Added on: 12/21/2021
12/20/2021
The European Court of Human Rights Thursday held against Georgia in a case concerning an attack on LGBT protestors in the capital city Tbilisi. Amidst threats of…

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Added on: 09/24/2021
09/16/2021
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…

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Added on: 09/08/2021
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….

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Added on: 09/04/2021
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…

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Added on: 07/27/2021
07/26/2021
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…

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Added on: 07/25/2021
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…

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Added on: 07/15/2021
07/14/2021
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…

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Added on: 07/11/2021
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…

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Added on: 07/09/2021
07/09/2021
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…

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Added on: 07/08/2021
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…

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Added on: 07/06/2021
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…

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Added on: 07/05/2021
07/04/2021
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…

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Added on: 07/02/2021
07/02/2021
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,…

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Added on: 05/26/2021
05/25/2021
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…

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Added on: 05/17/2021
05/16/2021
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…

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Added on: 05/07/2021
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…

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Added on: 04/07/2021
11/22/20
Georgian event aimed at raising awareness about LGBT+ issues by putting people into the shoes of transgender men and women living in Tbilisi By Umberto Bacchi TBILISI,…

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Added on: 10/12/2020
In December 2009, plainclothes police raided the offices of the Inclusive Foundation in Tbilisi, an organisation that campaigns for LGBT rights in Georgia. Two members of the…