Tag Archive | Georgia

Georgia: First Pride march will go ahead, organisers vow after threats

Georgia: First Pride march will go ahead, organisers vow after threats

Organisers of Georgia’s first LGBT+ Pride event vowed on Monday to press ahead with a rally in the capital, despite a government warning that such a gathering would be “impossible” following threats from far-right groups. A six-day Pride celebration, including a play and a conference, is due to be held in the socially conservative former […]

Georgia: ‘Silenced’ LGBT+ activists post coded messages

Georgia: ‘Silenced’ LGBT+ activists post coded messages

A thousand coloured stickers with messages against discrimination were posted across the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Friday (17th May) to highlight LGBT+ people’s struggle for acceptance in the conservative former Soviet republic. The initiative coincided with a global day against homophobia that local LGBT+ groups said they could not mark with street rallies because […]

US: ACLU Urges Georgia Senate Remove Anti-LGBT Language From Adoption Bill

US: ACLU Urges Georgia Senate Remove Anti-LGBT Language From Adoption Bill

The ACLU of Georgia has called on members of the Georgia Senate to remove language inserted into House Bill 159 last week that would allow state-funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT Georgians. “It’s a sad day when a bill that was supposed to be about helping foster kids gets turned into a vehicle for state-sanctioned […]

U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Alabama Court’s Refusal To Recognize Same-Sex Adoption

U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Alabama Court’s Refusal To Recognize Same-Sex Adoption

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization in the US, praised an 8-judge unanimous decision from the Supreme Court of the United States, reversing an Alabama Supreme Court’s refusal to recognize an adoption by a lesbian non-biological mother. HRC joined a coalition of organizations on […]