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Gay Rights Roil Former Soviet Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia — Gay rights have spread in the West, but a backlash is taking hold in the former Soviet Union. Russia’s new ban on gay propaganda is sparking Western calls for boycotts of Russian products and events. In Georgia, the Georgian Orthodox Church led thousands of the faithful to block a gay rights rally… Read more »

Georgia: Homophobic violence mars Tbilisi Pride event

Police in the Georgian capital Tbilisi failed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) activists as thousands of people violently attacked a Pride event today in what Amnesty International said was an ineffective response to organized and violent homophobia. Georgian LGBTI activists were assembling in the capital’s Pushkin park for a peaceful rally… Read more »

Crowd Led by Priests Attacks Gay Rights Marchers in Georgia

Moscow — A throng of thousands led by priests in black robes surged through police cordons in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia, on Friday and attacked a group of about 50 gay rights demonstrators. Carrying banners reading “No to mental genocide” and “No to gays,” the masses of mostly young men began by hurling rocks and eggs… Read more »

Orthodox Christians attack gay parade in Georgia

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia event ruined by religious homophobic activists Orthodox Christians put a stop to a rare attempt to combat homophobia in Georgia on Thursday (17 May). Around 20 participants in the gay parade had joined the march through the country’s capital Tbilisi waving rainbow flags and placards. The march was meant… Read more »

Fighting at gay rights march in Tbilisi Georgia

Religious protesters have blocked a small gay rights march in the capital of the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Tbilisi. Fighting broke out as protesters attacked marchers, tearing up placards, and police made several arrests. “How can you promote such a thing in the streets where there are children?” a priest told AFP news agency.… Read more »

Jimmy Carter Endorses Gay Marriage

Former President Jimmy Carter has endorsed gay marriage. The 87-year-old Carter, who is pitching his latest book, NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter, discussed marriage for gay couples in an interview with The Huffington Post. When asked what the Bible says about homosexuality, Carter answered: “Homosexuality was well known in the… Read more »

Expanding Black Masculinity to End ‘Black on Black’ Anti-LGBT Violence

If we’ve learned nothing else over the past month, we’ve learned that we as black Americans need to have an open and honest dialogue around the meaning of “manhood.” At the beginning of February, Deoni Jones, a 23-year-old African-American transgender woman, was stabbed to death at a Washington, D.C. bus stop — the suspect, a… Read more »