Tbilisi Pride Week (18 – 23.06.2019)

This article will be in English. We will be covering all the events of Pride Week on Twitter and here.

Between the 18th and the 23nd of June the first Pride ever will take place in Tbilisi.
Even though Georgia has some of the most progressive policies in the region, the powerful Orthodox Church and far right groups actively protest against the LGBTIQ+ community.
2013 thousands of angry straight men, led by orthodox priests attacked an IDAHOT (International Day Against Homo- Bi- and Transphobia) gathering very violently.
Right now the organisers of Tbilisi Pride are negotiating with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the police, because they refuse to protect the events taking place during pride week. The organisators stated that they will not step back from their plans and that the first Pride in Georgia will happen by all means.

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Last update 19th of June 2 pm (Georgia Standard Time (GET))

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