A Worldwide Day of Protest Against Discrimination

Activists around the world marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia today. The annual event, begun in 2004, reminds the world that more than 80 countries still criminalize same-sex relationships, and more subtle discrimination against LGBT people continues to exist even in progressive nations.



Police officers cordon off an area in central Tbilisi, Georgia, where members of the Orthodox Church and antigay activists gathered today for a counterdemonstration against an International Day Against Homophobia rally. Homosexuality is still highly stigmatized in Georgia, a deeply conservative ex-Soviet republic in the Caucasus where the Orthodox Church retains immense clout.

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