The first ever Gay Pride march in Georgia was marred today by a fist fight that broke out when radical Orthodox believers tried to block their path. Marching with placards stating, 'I am gay' and 'I am lesbian', around 40 men and women took to the streets of Tbilisi on the International Day against Homophobia. Tensions escalated between gay activists and radical Orthodox followers, until at one point a group of men can be seen grappling with a red-shirted activist. Police intervened before the violence could escalate, and the same red-shirted man can be seen being forced into a police car. Though homosexuality is legal in the former Soviet state, it is still condemned by the numerous social conservatives in the country.
Gay Pride fist fight in Georgia
- Staff Reporter