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On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphopbia, Interphobia, and Transphobia

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE The United States affirms today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), that the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons are the same human rights to which all persons are entitled. As enshrined in Article 1 of the Universal ...
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Counselor Chollet Op-Ed

In July 2009, then Vice President Joseph R. Biden stood before the Georgian Parliament and declared, “We stand by the principle that sovereign democracies have the right to make their own decisions and choose their own partnerships and their own alliances.” Amid the Kremlin’s brutal and unprovoked war against Ukraine, now-President Biden’s words remain a ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy (Tbilisi, Georgia) (May 17, 2022) Location:  Tbilisi, Georgia Event:  IDAHOBIT The U.S. Embassy has received multiple reports of groups calling for demonstrations and marches today across Tbilisi against the LGBTQI+ community.  These groups have indicated they will remain on the streets “until dark” to prevent the LGBTQI+ community from gathering in celebration of ...
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Decisive action needed to protect LGBTQI+ rights in Georgia

This joint statement is issued by the United Nations system in Georgia, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, the Embassies to Georgia of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, and the Head of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia Today, on the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), we reiterate our solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) community in Georgia. LGBTQI+ persons remain among the least protected and most marginalized in Georgia. They face discrimination and violence, which often are underreported, while the protection and realization of ...
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Ambassador Degnan’s Remarks to Media at Judges’ Day Event

Question on the event Ambassador Degnan: Today’s event hosted by USAID marks the 19th anniversary of Judges’ Day, bringing together law students and judges who to recognize the judges who are working to improve and strengthen an independent judicial system here in Georgia. Judges play an essential role in the independence judicial system, and in ...
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