Keep Tbilisi Pride safe
Brussels, 7 June 2019
The European Pride Organisers Association has joined with AllOut to demand that authorities in Georgia offer all necessary protection and support to allow Tbilisi Pride to go ahead later this month.
This month, for the first time in history, local activists are planning to celebrate Pride in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia in Eastern Europe.
It’s a huge opportunity to show the public that LGBT+ people exist and they demand equal rights, in a country where homophobia and attacks on the community are still commonplace.
After announcing the Pride event, radical hate groups started sending them violent threats. In response, their government is urging Pride organizers to cancel the march and refuses to provide them with any protection.
But Pride Tbilisi isn’t backing down!
Instead of giving in to the threats of bullies and thugs, it’s the government’s responsibility to ensure that Pride can happen safely and peacefully.
Help us convince the Prime Minister and the Interior Minister to ensure security during Georgia’s first-ever Pride March.