LGBT

Gay pride film screening canceled in Tbilisi after bomb threat

By | May 20th, 2017|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The screening of a gay pride film in a Tbilisi park had to be canceled Friday evening after someone called in a bomb threat. LGBT people, rights activists and others, mainly youth, had gathered in Mziuri Park for a screening of the British historical comedy […]

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 […]

Two more cases of homophobic violence in Tbilisi

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , , |

LGBTQI activists protesting detentions of May 17 at Tbilisi City Court (DFWatch) TBilisi, DFWatch – Two cases of likely homophobic violence were reported in Tbilisi on Saturday. Koba Bitsadze, the executive director of LGBT organisation Temida, […]

Stairs painted in rainbow colors in western Georgia, then cleaned by municipality

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , , , |

Street cleaners cleaning stairs from paint (Photo: Gurianews) Tbilisi, DFWatch – Stairs of a theatre in Ozurgeti, administrative center of Guria, Western Georgia, was painted in rainbow colors on May 17, International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), Guria news reported. […]

Georgian feminists rally against the conservative Christian conference

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: News, Society|Tags: , , |

group of Georgian feminist activists protest in front of Radisson Blu Hotel where the World Congress of Families (WFC) was held (DFWatch) A small group of Georgian feminist activists organised a protest in front of Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Tbilisi, where the World Congress of Families (WFC) was taking place on Sunday. […]

LGBT rights activists protest against politicization of the definition of marriage

By | March 18th, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

Protest at parliament in Kutaisi (Identoba) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Dream MP slurs Identoba’s activists who stage a protest against proposed constitutional changes in the definition of marriage. A group of activists from NGO Identoba (‘Identity’) gathered today in front of the Parliament […]

CoE criticises Georgia’s record on religious minorities and LGBT rights

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , , |

May 17, 2015 (DFWatch) TBILISI, DFWatch–A new report published by the Council of Europe (CoE) highlights persisting issues of hate speech, racism, xenophobia, direct violence, and systemic discrimination in Georgia. On Tuesday, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance […]

Transgender-themed film screening commemorates activist’s death

By | February 19th, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

Bianka filmed in the Gospel of Anasyrma Tbilisi, DFWatch – Film starring late transgender activist Bianka Shigurova is a powerful social commentary on transphobia in Georgia. Short film The Gospel of Anasyrma was screened yesterday in headquarters of […]

DF Talk: Being transgender in Georgia

By | October 1st, 2015|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

Natia Gvianishvili, director of NGO Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group and Nika Ghviniashvili, manager of NGO LGBT Georgia Resource Centre talk about transgenderness and the issues faced by transgender people in Georgia. What is transgenderness? Natia Gvianishvili: […]