Pesha Magid's Blogs

  • Notes from a thousands-strong anti-LGBT protest

    It was hard not to be intimidated seeing them approach. I knew from my research that Georgia had massive anti-LGBT or “family values” protests every year, but it was different seeing one in person. They streamed down Tbilisi's main avenue by the thousands. When they first approached it looked like an endless sea of Georgian flags. Many were in traditional dress. There were a lot of families, a lot of children. It was hard to watch them walking down the avenue, smiling in the sun, and knowing that each and every one of them was there because they believed that "gay propaganda" was real and a threat to their families.  The march went on for hours, slowly winding its way through the city and up a hill that led to one of Tbilisi's main churches. It...

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