Tag Archives: Georgia (country)

GEORGIA: President Blocks Anti-Same Sex Marriage Referendum Backed By The World Congress Of Families

Democracy & Freedom Watch reports: President Giorgi Margvelashvili made it clear Tuesday evening that he does not support the proposed referendum about amending the Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The reason, Margvelashvili said at a briefing, is that there is already a proper definition of marriage in the Constitution. With two hundred ...

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GEORGIA (COUNTRY): Neo-Nazis Pelt Vegan Cafe Patrons With Sausages Because Gays Eat There

The Guardian reports: A vegan cafe in the centre of Tbilisi was shocked to find itself the subject of far-right ire after a group arrived and threw meat on patrons’ plates, leading to a public brawl. Customers said a group entered the cafe wearing sausages around their necks and carrying slabs of meat on skewers, before attacking customers and staff. ...

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GLOBAL HATE: NOM Leader Brian Brown Elected President Of Anti-LGBT World Congress Of Families

After several dozen increasingly desperate money begs since Obergefell, we knew that Brian Brown was going to have to find a new home for his open hatred of LGBT people. And since Brown has already worked with the viciously anti-LGBT World Congress of Families, today’s news comes as no surprise. Via press release: Brown was elected at the recent World ...

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GEORGIA: Orthodox Church Requests Police Protection For Man Who Filed Marriage Equality Lawsuit

You may recall that in May 2013 a mob of 20,000 rioters attacked a small gay rights rally in Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi. The attackers were led by priests from the Orthodox Church, which doesn’t want a repeat situation after a man this week filed a same-sex marriage lawsuit. Eurasianet reports: In a first for the Caucasus, a Georgian man ...

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AUSTRALIA: Opera Company Sacks Soprano Over Homophobic Comments

Opera Australia has fired Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri after days of controversy over anti-gay comments she made about a pride parade in her home country. In a statement released on Monday, the company said Iveri would not be performing in its Sydney production of Otello in July and August. “Opera Australia has agreed with Tamar Iveri, to immediately release her ...

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Brawl Erupts In Georgian Parliament

The Associated Press: “Tensions gripping Ukraine spilled over into Georgia on Wednesday when a fight erupted in parliament over plans to support the Ukrainian opposition.”

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More On Georgia’s Anti-Gay Riot

As I reported over the weekend, on Friday an anti-gay mob of 20,000 rioters chased 50 gay rights activists through the streets of Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi.  Today the New York Times tracks the government’s non-response. Some of the priests leading the rock-throwing throngs who stormed past police cordons could be seen participating in the melee; one repeatedly slammed a ...

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GEORGIA (Country): PM Denounces Anti-Gay Violence At Pride Rally

“The right to gather peacefully and to freely express one’s opinion is fundamental to our democracy. Every Georgian citizen benefits fully and equally from this right. Acts of violence, discrimination and restriction of the rights of others will not be tolerated, and any perpetrators of such acts will be dealt with according to the law.” – Georgia Prime Minister Bidzina ...

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GEORGIA: Thousands Of Anti-Gay Protesters Force End To Pride Rally

Led by priests from the Orthodox Church, thousands of anti-gay protesters forced the cancellation of a gay pride rally today in Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi. Police in Tbilisi guarded several dozen gay activists and bused them out of the city center shortly after they arrived at the gathering. Those occupying the street held posters reading “We don’t need Sodom and ...

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GEORGIA: Gay Spy Ring Exposed

Russia Today reports that police in Georgia claim to have exposed a government-run spy ring that used gay men to prey on celebrities who were then blackmailed into supporting the regime. The prosecutors claim the former head of the Military Police, Legis Kardava, instructed some high-placed officials of his agency to gather information on homosexual men. Specially selected gay agents ...

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Eurovision: Georgia’s Anri Jokhadze

Anri Jokhadze competed to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2009 by dressing up as a “gay disco Stalin” with backup dancing “Sovietskas.” Very Producers. I rather like this. Hurray for Eurovision cheese.

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Eurovision 2011: Georgia’s Eldrine

Complete with unnecessary rap interlude.

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TBILISI: Gay Book Controversy Roils Nation Of Georgia

The nation of Georgia has seen several demonstrations and assaults over the publication of a book by a 20 year-old author which mocks the Orthodox Church and depicts several gay sexual encounters. Via the Moscow Times: The catalyst for the dispute was a provocative new book satirizing the church, the most respected institution in Georgia. Its title is an irreverent ...

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Tbilisi: Georgian Police Raid LGBT Center

Georgian LGBT organization The Inclusive Foundation reports that numerous members were detained by the police in a raid that occurred last week in Tbilisi. On December 15 2009 the office of the Inclusive Foundation, a well known Georgian LGBT organisation, was raided by the police. They did not wear police uniforms, did not provide a search warrant, did not inform ...

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Hunting The Homo

France has banned a video game in which the goal is to shoot naked homosexuals. The game is owned by a company based in Georgia (the country.) A video game hosted by a Georgian website is causing outrage in the gay rights community. The idea of the online game – to shoot nudists, before they b**ger you, was created by ...

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BREAKING: Russia Invades Georgia

Shit! Georgia’s president said Friday that his country is under attack from Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilian populations as tensions over the breakway Georgian region of South Ossetia appeared to boil over into full-blown conflict. Russia’s Channel 1 shows heavy tanks purported to be on their way to South Ossetia. “All day today they’ve ...

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