Church Led Violence at Anti-Homophobia Event in Tbilisi

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22 May 2013

Arguably leading the region in terms of democracy according to organizations such as Freedom House, attempts to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) in Georgia last week revealed major problems in terms of tolerance in the former Soviet Union. 

According to the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), 88 percent of respondents in Georgia said they did not accept homosexuality as justifiable in 2011, something that was shockingly displayed in action on 17 May this year when as many as 20,000 Georgians went on a rampage to prevent 50 LGBT activists from gathering for just 30 minutes.

Photos and story by Onnik Krikorian