Georgia IDAHO Report 2012

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Violence marred the first LGBT IDAHO march to be held in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Christian activists led by Orthodox priests blocked the march, attacking participants and smashing their placards.
About 20 activists had joined the match along the main street of Tbilisi, waving rainbow flags and carrying placards bearing such slogans as “Stop homophobia”.
In other events that took place, a round-table discussion that included diplomatic representatives and governmental and civil society leaders was held. There was also a workshop for media on LGBT rights and a photo exhibition covering the history of the LGBT movement.
In addition, an event entitled “Georgian Writers Against Homophobia” was held in which a collection of short stories written by Georgian writers on the topics of homosexuality and homophobia were presented.
 

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