TBILISI, DFWatch–LGBT activists on Thursday marked Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) in Tbilisi.
The demonstration took place at the House of Justice to protest against the fact that transgender people aren’t allowed to register their true gender in ID cards.
Activists also paid tribute to a transgender woman recently killed, allegedly for transphobic reasons, even though according to the Interior Ministry the crime was related to a dispute over money.
TDoR occurs annually on November 20 in many countries worldwide to commemorate those who have been killed for reasons of transphobia. In Georgia, it was first held in 2011, when a little more than dozen people came to Vake Park bringing LGBT flags, ribbons and balloons.
On Thursday, activists brought candles and placed them on the ground to form the transgender symbol in front of the House of Justice. In the middle of the candles was placed a picture of Sabi, the transgender woman who was killed recently.
People also brought LGBT flags and launched sky lanterns. They paid tribute to Sabi with a minute’s silence and a glass of wine.