Tag Archive | Tbilisi

Georgia: Journalist Found Dead After LGBT+ Beating

Georgia: Journalist Found Dead After LGBT+ Beating

(Reuters) – A cameraman, one of several journalists beaten during attacks on LGBT+ activists in Tbilisi this week, has been found dead, TV Piveli said on Sunday, as hundreds took to the streets of Georgia’s capital calling on the authorities to punish those responsible. LGBT+ campaigners in the South Caucasus country of Georgia called off […]

Tbilisi trans audio tour puts them on the map

Tbilisi trans audio tour puts them on the map

Standing on the stairway of Tbilisi’s iconic circus, about 20 people listened through headphones on Sunday, as a voice explained how a building normally associated with fun and joy was to some a place of misery and sex work. The group was taking part in an audio tour of the Georgian capital, organised by a […]

Georgia: Far right protest hit gay movie

Georgia: Far right protest hit gay movie

After winning accolades abroad, a Georgian movie about gay love is drawing threats at home, with far-right groups threatening to block Friday’s premiere in the conservative Caucasian nation. And Then We Danced, a joint Swedish, Georgian, and French production, tells the story of Merab, a young dancer with a traditional Georgian ballet company, who falls […]

Georgia’s first LGBT+ pride march called off – hundreds injured

Georgia’s first LGBT+ pride march called off – hundreds injured

Organisers of Georgia’s first LGBT+ pride march called off the event at the eleventh hour on Friday, after a wave of political unrest in Tbilisi that left hundreds of people injured. LGBT+ Georgians had been planning to go ahead with a rally in the capital despite threats from extreme right-wing groups and fierce opposition from […]

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 […]