conservative reactions to LGBT crisis

Conservative millionaire Vasadze, who suggested anti-LGBT vigilante groups, to launch political movement

By | May 6th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Levan Vasadze with his followers threatening to set up vigilante patrols against LGBT activists in Vere Park in Tbilisi, 2019. (1tv.ge) TBILISI, DFWatch--After years of denying his intention to go into politics, the conservative millionaire Levan Vasadze finally announced on Thursday that he is launching a public movement. "I’ve made a very difficult decision in my [...]

First ever Pride march in the Caucasus to be held in Tbilisi on July 7 amid threats

By | July 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch--The first ever Pride march in the Caucasus region is scheduled to take place on Monday in Tbilisi, amid pressure and threats from conservatives. Both the organizers and supporters of Pride on the one hand, and socially conservative groups on the other, have announced full mobilization. Tbilisi Pride first was planned more than two weeks [...]

Four years after violence, Tbilisi’s LGBT activists meet under tight security

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Four years after a mob of thousands of people violently attacked them, Georgia’s LGBT community needed strict security to observe The International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on Wednesday. Several […]

Lawmaker wants to ban violence and ‘gay propaganda’ on TV

By | June 25th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

Koba Davitashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A member of parliament from the Georgian Dream coalition suggests introducing restrictions on TV series and other TV programs which ‘contain propaganda of violence, or homosexual, bisexual and polygamous relations.’ Member of Parliament Koba […]