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Georgian opera singer postpones gay rights charity concert

by | Nov 22, 2014
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Tamar Iveri’s promised charity concert for gays, lesbians and other sexual minorities is postponed.

TBILISI, DFWatch–Fans of Tamar Iveri will have to wait another two months to see her singing in a charity concert in Tbilisi.

A few Georgian media outlets announced that she just gave birth to twins, thus the planned concert was moved to December 10.

Also the head of Identoba, Irakli Vacharidze, wrote this in a Facebook update, adding that he is happy for Iveri with all his heart.

The Georgian opera singer promised a charity concert in Tbilisi after she was denied to perform at Opera Australia and La Monnaie of Brusses because of a homophobic statement on her Facebook page.

Iveri caught the public’s attention when a letter comparing sexual minorities to ‘fecal masses’ was published on her Facebook page after the infamous LGBT demonstration on May 17, 2013, when a handful of activists were attacked by thousands of radical Orthodox.

Because of this letter, she had to cancel a performance at Opera Australia in June 2014.

In July 2014, she apologized for the letter and announced at a joint press conference with Identoba that she was planning to organize a charity concert on October 11, the international Coming Out Day.

The concert would be dedicated to LGBT people and everyone else who have experienced violence.



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