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#Queer Rights

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. 

Datablog | What do Georgians think about Tbilisi Pride?

What do people think of the events of 5 July, and how have these views shifted since the 17 May 2013 riot?

Datablog | What do Georgians think about Tbilisi Pride?

By David Sichinava

What do people think of the events of 5 July, and how have these views shifted since the 17 May 2013 riot?

Journalist chains himself to Prosecutors’ gate in Azerbaijan

Avaz Hafizli said he was protesting the inaction of the Prosecutor General after homophobic incitement by popular Instagrammer Sevinj Huseynova.

Journalist chains himself to Prosecutors’ gate in Azerbaijan

Avaz Hafizli said he was protesting the inaction of the Prosecutor General after homophobic incitement by popular Instagrammer Sevinj Huseynova.

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