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Podcast | A history of homophobic violence

6 July 2023

This week, Tbilisi is celebrating Pride Week. But unlike most Prides, this one is being held behind closed doors.

The fight for the right to be queer in public in Georgia is not new.

We spoke to Natia Ghvianishvili, one of a handful of activists who gathered on 17 May 2013 only to be attacked by thousands of people led by priests, and to Mariam Kvaratskhelia, co-founder and co-director of Tbilisi Pride, about their activism. OC Media’s Mariam Nikuradze also discusses the changing face of Georgia’s anti-queer movement.

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