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#Statement
    

Tbilisi Pride announces organising first pride week

2/19/2019


We are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer persons 🏳‍🌈

We are persecuted in our families, schools, streets and at workplaces. Our homes are being broken into and we are kicked out of our households. We are being murdered!

Our sisters and brothers are forced by societal hatred and aggression to seek asylum elsewhere. We have no desire to flee; we want to have a shot at a worthy life in our country!

We are affected by and concerned about the existing poverty, unemployment, occupation, and social inequality in Georgia.

We are being used as scapegoats to divert attention from important social problems, which is equally detrimental to all!

We are peaceful citizens who desire to live in a nonviolent society.

We believe that society’s full potential is accomplished when the rights of its each and every member are cherished and protected.

We are not going to hide, for living a double life is unbearable; we have no choice but to fight for our dignity!

We are not few and will leave no one alone❗

We are students, waiters, musicians, designers, artists, writers, athletes, doctors, police officers, journalists, miners, taxi drivers, social workers, politicians, clergy persons…

We are your children, parents, siblings, friends, relatives, coworkers, and neighbors.

We are You!

On 18-23 June, different social, cultural and political activities are taking place within the frame of Tbilisi Pride.
The pride week will be concluded by a March of Dignity, which will not take a festive shape since unfortunately we queers have little to celebrate in Georgia today.
Join and support us. We need to stand together!