Fighting For LGBTQ+ Rights In Georgia

“‘Increased visibility’ of the community and the packaging of LGBTQ+ issues as sensationalist fodder is in no way an indication that the country is progressing towards building a just, equal, and safe society, free of homophobic aggression and violence. These kinds of actions allow the government and police to laud themselves in front of the international community for their efforts in protecting queer people’s freedom of expression on May 17 or during Pride events, while throughout the year, these agencies remain inept at improving the queer community’s livelihoods, eliminating deep-rooted homophobic societal attitudes, and ensuring timely and adequate responses to and effective investigation of homo- and transphobic hate crimes.”

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