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Hate crime vs hooliganism

By | June 18th, 2014|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , |

Sarah Delys is a criminologist working for Human Rights Education and Monitoring Centre in Tbilisi. Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the LGBT rally which turned violent in Tbilisi. The tense situation in the country in the run-up to the International Day Against Homophobia made activists resolve to a silent protest [1] this year. A few days […]

Soldiers terrorized village in hunt for non-Christians

By | April 17th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

Marina Dolidze, mother of Amiran. (Info9.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Locals in a village close to the Black Sea shore claim that a group of soldiers late at night verbally and physically abused seven locals based on religious views. The locals say three military police department employees stopped Levan Meskhidze […]

Georgian morning show anchors criticized Elton John

By | January 22nd, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

Davit Katsarava and Salome Gogiashvili, hosts of Imedi TV’s morning show. (Screen grab.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Two well-known Georgian TV anchors are accused of having used a homophobic slur. January 18, one of the anchors of a morning talk show on Imedi TV said: ‘I’m honestly sorry for both surrogate children of Elton John’. The other one […]

Georgian blogosphere angry over same-sex marriage ban proposal

By | May 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A new initiative by the moderate opposition Christian Democrats to ban same-sex marriage and write Christianity into the constitution is being discussed in the Georgian blogosphere. The initiative has been criticized by the government, […]

Christian Democrats in Georgia want ban on gay marriage

By | May 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The parliamentary faction Christian Democrats Movement is demanding a ban on ‘immoral persons’ holding public office and wants a constitutional guarantees on prohibition of same sex marriage. The government, non-governmental organizations and the […]

Show of support for anti-homophobia demonstrators

By | May 19th, 2012|Categories: Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – After peaceful demonstrators against homophobia were beaten by counter-demonstrators Thursday, people gathered in front of parliament building on Friday to protest the incident. “I’ve seen footage of yesterday’s gathering on TV and I’ve […]

Anti-homophobia demonstrators were beaten

By | May 17th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A celebration of the international day for the fight against homophobia Thursday turned violent as demonstrators were beaten and posters torn. Members of the two organizations LGBT Georgia and Identoba and their supporters held the event in front of […]