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#Queer Rights

Georgia marks 17 May with Christian rally and closed queer event

Globally, 17 May is marked as the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

Georgia marks 17 May with Christian rally and closed queer event

Globally, 17 May is marked as the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

Owner of fire-bombed queer bar wins ECHR case against Armenia

DIY bar was set alight in 2012, with one of the owners forced to flee the country after receiving death threats.

Owner of fire-bombed queer bar wins ECHR case against Armenia

DIY bar was set alight in 2012, with one of the owners forced to flee the country after receiving death threats.

Datablog | Both religion and the county’s Soviet past contribute to Homophobia in Georgia

Religiosity appears to encourage homophobia — but so too does a communist past.

Datablog | Both religion and the county’s Soviet past contribute to Homophobia in Georgia

By Giorgi Babunashvili

Religiosity appears to encourage homophobia — but so too does a communist past.

Obituary | Avaz Hafizli

Ali Malikov writes about Avaz’s activism for the queer community in Azerbaijan, and his lasting contributions to the movement.

Obituary | Avaz Hafizli

By Ali Malikov

Ali Malikov writes about Avaz’s activism for the queer community in Azerbaijan, and his lasting contributions to the movement.

Prominent queer Azerbaijani journalist brutally murdered

Avaz Hafizli was stabbed to death and then dismembered.   

Prominent queer Azerbaijani journalist brutally murdered

Avaz Hafizli was stabbed to death and then dismembered.   

Datablog | Georgians are becoming increasingly tolerant

Despite prominent instances of hate-motivated violence in recent years, recent surveys show a growing recognition of the importance of a wide range of minority rights.

Datablog | Georgians are becoming increasingly tolerant

By Dustin Gilbreath

Despite prominent instances of hate-motivated violence in recent years, recent surveys show a growing recognition of the importance of a wide range of minority rights.

The rise of homophobic hate speech in Azerbaijan

As media provide a platform for politicians and celebrities to unleash barrages of homophobic statements, activists are fighting back.

The rise of homophobic hate speech in Azerbaijan

By Aygun Rashidova

As media provide a platform for politicians and celebrities to unleash barrages of homophobic statements, activists are fighting back.

Georgia responsible for ‘unprecedented’ 2013 attack on queer activists, ECHR rules

The European Court found evidence of ‘official connivance, and even active participation in individual acts of prejudice’ on 17 May 2013.

Georgia responsible for ‘unprecedented’ 2013 attack on queer activists, ECHR rules

The European Court found evidence of ‘official connivance, and even active participation in individual acts of prejudice’ on 17 May 2013.

Student boycotts school in Baku over alleged homophobic abuse

The 17-year-old is boycotting his Baku school, because of alleged years-long homophobic abuse from classmates and the school administration.

Student boycotts school in Baku over alleged homophobic abuse

The 17-year-old is boycotting his Baku school, because of alleged years-long homophobic abuse from classmates and the school administration.

Scandal in Abkhazia over rainbow flag in school

International Day for Tolerance ended with a scandal in Abkhazia over the use of the rainbow flag in a lesson. 

Scandal in Abkhazia over rainbow flag in school

International Day for Tolerance ended with a scandal in Abkhazia over the use of the rainbow flag in a lesson. 

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