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IDAHOT Report 2016: Georgia

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Activists in Georgia faced many difficulties this year. Since anti-LGBT attacks in 2013 targeted IDAHOT celebrations, the community and activists have continued to experience persecution and threats that make public events very difficult to organize. Anti-LGBT sentiment was also supported this year by outside forces. Russian and Western Christians gathered in Tbilisi for the World Congress of Families. The event was …

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Police arrests mark IDAHOT 2016 in Caucasus state of Georgia

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From Gaystarnews At the break of dawn, 10 LGBTI rights activists were arrested by police for protesting in the former Soviet state of Georgia this morning (17 May). Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, the day when people across the globe fight against bigotry towards the LGBTI community. Police detained the activists who were painting graffiti on …

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IDAHOT events 2015 : Reclaiming public space in Georgia

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Report from Tbilissi TBILISI, DFWatch–When groups in Tbilisi wanted to mark the international day against homophobia May 17, they had to organize it in tightly-controlled secrecy and gather in silence. Time and location was secret, and everyone who showed up, including journalists, had to register beforehand and go through a vetting process, where journalists for media that have espoused homophobic …

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Be (In)visible !

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After a mob of thousands of anti-LGBTI protestors attacked them on May 17, 2013, and opponents threatened to repeat in 2014, a group of activists in Tbilisi, Georgia, came up with a magical response.

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Georgia

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Activists in Tbilisi, Georgia made the invisible, visible on Sunday, May 18, 2014, when they left more than 100 shoes in Pushkini Square, Tbilisi – where a planned march to commemorate the IDAHOT on May 17 had had to be called off, for security reasons. Called a “Protest on Behalf of the Invisible & Against Invisibility”, the act symbolised both …

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