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Denis (user currently living in RUSSIAN FEDERATION) posted for gay readers on 29/12/2013
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К сожалению я не знаю английского, но не могу молчать, я гей, и был вынужден покинуть свою страну, я жил в Абхазии в связи с опасностью для моей жизни, в Абхазии быть геем значить быть отверженным. Там твориться полный хаос, люди с нетрадиционной сексуальной ориентацией подвергаются насилию. У меня есть видио материалы подтверждающие это. К сожалению я не могу понять как вам их отправить. Нельзя оставлять это без наказанным!
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Sopho (user currently living in GEORGIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 21/05/2013 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, sexual orientation, religion
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Please help!! My country Georgia is under severe homophobic backlash, there is a hunt on LGBT people here after IDAHO day on may 17th, the government is NOT doing anything to protect us, LGBT community people are afraid to go out into the street because they are being attacked for the way they look, there have been over 20 cases of attacks on women and men with severe consequences!!! Please join out protest near the embassy in Berlin and pass this on to those who could join you too, for more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/notes/zaal-andronikashvili/pressemitteilung-gegen-die-homophoben-ausschreitungen-und-f%C3%BCr-einen-s%C3%A4kularen-un/10151495475028773
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beka (user currently living in GEORGIA) posted for gay readers on 18/05/2013 +10
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Halo my name is Beka and I'm a Gay from Georgia. Countries where we do not recognize gay couples are not going to beat the pressure. Nobody helps us, and no one understands us: ((In this country we are just trash it apply to us. Did not provide protection against any sun As you know today was the day of the fight against homohobias. As many of us have joined in the action but unfortunately They did not give us the right to a crowd of people who hate us, and ironically. Gay Go from Georgia, you are not logged Shame on you This was preceded by the clergy to the people They were told to go to Georgia, leaving Georgia Thousands of people came to us and we are only 50 of us They threatened to kill us and burn thousands of horrible things like rape and so on swearing They threatened to kill us and burn thousands of horrible things like rape and so on swearing I'm afraid of the future because they do not know what happens to me or my boyfriend when I go outside I do not know what to tell you about it. Unfortunately, no one shares our interests Unfortunately we can not afford and do not provide protection against the LGBT Organization These evil people who laughed at us and threatening us Today I was really scared so he came to us on A country can not remain nor I, nor my boyfriend. Because they are actually dangerous I am gay and like using an external application requesting asylum in any country with my boyfriend Please can you tell us will help us do I call on all organizations which explore gay issues Maybe tomorrow will be too late to help us survive Learn what happened today in Georgia How They treat gay couples I asked my boyfriend along with me as a gay asylum Please can you tell us not to give up: ((This will be plunged into misery. Do not treat us the way the society Having plunged into misery The footage is probably covered the whole world I am ashamed that I live in Georgia with my boyfriend, and I do not know what to expect from these evil people from tomorrow Please help me with my problem Thank you in advance from a 22-year-old Beka Georgia. Here is a video on how to treat us, we gays Residents of Georgia
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Nino Kharchilava (user currently living in GEORGIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual readers on 27/12/2012 tagged with human rights
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CM/REC(2010)5 – monitoring of implementation (Georgia)


On 31 March 2010 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted its Recommendation to member states “on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity” – CM/REC(2010)5. The Recommendation is the world’s first international legal instrument dealing specifically with discrimination on these grounds.

In broad terms the Recommendation does three things:

a) It emphasizes the key principle, that human rights are universal and apply to all individuals, including therefore LGBT persons;

b) It acknowledges the fact of the centuries-old and continuing discrimination experienced by LGBT persons on ac­count of their sexual orientation or gender identity;

c) It recognizes that specific action is required to ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by LGBT persons, and sets out the measures required of member state governments.

The Recommendation was agreed unanimously by the 47 Council of Europe member states. Although, as a Recommendation rather than a Convention, it is not legally binding, it is based solidly on the existing legally binding international and European human rights obligations of the member states, which therefore have a clear duty to implement its main elements.

The purpose of this report was to assess what progress has been made by Georgian authorities in implementing the Recommendation, and to highlight the areas were further action is needed. By documenting which measures have, and which have not been completed, it provides a base line against which to measure further progress in implementing the Recommendation in the coming years.

The report has two main target audiences. First, at national level, the political leaders and civil servants who are responsible for implementing the recommendation. And secondly, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which agreed, on adopting the Recommendation, that it would conduct a review of progress towards its implementation in March 2013. It is intended that this report will contribute to that review.

English version of the report can be found at the following link:http://women.ge/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/CM_REC20105GEORGIA_ENG_www.pdf
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eariare 1,745 (user currently living in GEORGIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 15/03/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, laws and leadership
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On March 12th, 2012 Georgian gender equality and LGBT human rights organization Identoba addressed the authors of the 53rd paragraph of the Georgian criminal law – members of georgian parliament, Zviad Kukava and Kakha Anjaparidze, with a special statement, inviting them to include gender identity and sexual orientation in the list of the aggravating circumstances of discrimination, which already includes discrimination on racial, language, religious, national and ethnic grounds.

Today the Legal Issues Committee of Georgian Parliament held the second hearing of the bill, where Levan Kokaia, lawyer representing Identoba and parliamentary secretary for the Young Georgian Lawyer’s Association, Tatuli Todua, called for members of parliament to consider the abovementioned recommendation.

The Legal Issues Committee of Georgian Parliament has agreed to apply the recommendation to the bill and sexual orientation and gender identity were included in the list of the grounds for discrimination, which will be considered as the aggravating circumstances in the new criminal law.

Our organization remains hopeful that “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” will stay in the final version of the law, which will be approved by the Georgian Parliament after the third hearing scheduled next week.

http://identoba.org/5834
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(user currently living in GEORGIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 15/03/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, laws and leadership
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On March 12th, 2012 Georgian gender equality and LGBT human rights organization Identoba addressed the authors of the 53rd paragraph of the Georgian criminal law – members of georgian parliament, Zviad Kukava and Kakha Anjaparidze, with a special statement, inviting them to include gender identity and sexual orientation in the list of the aggravating circumstances of discrimination, which already includes discrimination on racial, language, religious, national and ethnic grounds.

Today the Legal Issues Committee of Georgian Parliament held the second hearing of the bill, where Levan Kokaia, lawyer representing Identoba and parliamentary secretary for the Young Georgian Lawyer’s Association, Tatuli Todua, called for members of parliament to consider the abovementioned recommendation.

The Legal Issues Committee of Georgian Parliament has agreed to apply the recommendation to the bill and sexual orientation and gender identity were included in the list of the grounds for discrimination, which will be considered as the aggravating circumstances in the new criminal law.

Our organization remains hopeful that “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” will stay in the final version of the law, which will be approved by the Georgian Parliament after the third hearing scheduled next week.

http://identoba.org/5834
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