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Tbilisi’s first queer pride announced for June

Organisers said they would not hold a festive march as ‘Georgian queer people have little to celebrate’ while far-right groups vowed to thwart it.

Tbilisi’s first queer pride announced for June

Organisers said they would not hold a festive march as ‘Georgian queer people have little to celebrate’ while far-right groups vowed to thwart it.

Queer people in Georgia ‘completely defenceless’ against domestic violence

‘Queer people are likely to refrain from reaching out to law enforcement officials’, study says.

Queer people in Georgia ‘completely defenceless’ against domestic violence

‘Queer people are likely to refrain from reaching out to law enforcement officials’, study says.

Opinion | Kashia doesn’t need support, queer people do

After abuse over his rainbow armband, Guram Kashia received an outpouring of support. Now it’s time for queer people to receive the same support.

Opinion | Kashia doesn’t need support, queer people do

By Dato Parulava

After abuse over his rainbow armband, Guram Kashia received an outpouring of support. Now it’s time for queer people to receive the same support.

Georgians divided over football captain’s #EqualGame award

While some supported Guram Kashia’s freedom of speech or support for queer rights, far-right groups vowed a rally outside Georgia’s next match.

Georgians divided over football captain’s #EqualGame award

While some supported Guram Kashia’s freedom of speech or support for queer rights, far-right groups vowed a rally outside Georgia’s next match.

Georgian footballer receives UEFA award for support of queer rights

Guram Kashia has faced both praise and backlash for his ‘courageous public stand for equality’.

Georgian footballer receives UEFA award for support of queer rights

Guram Kashia has faced both praise and backlash for his ‘courageous public stand for equality’.

Nine queer rights activists attacked by mob in Armenia

Nine queer activists were attacked by ‘more than 30 people’ in the village of Shurnukh in southern Armenia.

Nine queer rights activists attacked by mob in Armenia

Nine queer activists were attacked by ‘more than 30 people’ in the village of Shurnukh in southern Armenia.

Only 23% of Georgians think queer people’s rights are important, poll shows

The NDI poll showed a small gain in public support for queer people since 2015.

Only 23% of Georgians think queer people’s rights are important, poll shows

The NDI poll showed a small gain in public support for queer people since 2015.

Georgian State Security Service issue warning to neo-Nazis

Transparency International have accused far right groups of having ties to Russia.

Georgian State Security Service issue warning to neo-Nazis

Transparency International have accused far right groups of having ties to Russia.

16–18 May 2013: the days of human tragedies

On 17 May 2013, Giorgi Kikonishvili was among around 50 queer rights activists confronted in Tbilisi by a priest-led mob.

16–18 May 2013: the days of human tragedies

On 17 May 2013, Giorgi Kikonishvili was among around 50 queer rights activists confronted in Tbilisi by a priest-led mob.

Opinion | Queer women in the North Caucasus — doubly powerless

Queer women in the North Caucasus are a group who desperately need more visibility.

Opinion | Queer women in the North Caucasus — doubly powerless

By Ekaterina Petrova

Queer women in the North Caucasus are a group who desperately need more visibility.

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