28/11/2013 | Writer: Kaos GL
Nefes LGBT Azerbaijan and Identoba of Georgia met in Tbilisi on Tuesday in order to create an LGBT network in the Southern Caucasus.
Nefes LGBT Azerbaijan and Identoba of Georgia met in Tbilisi on Tuesday in order to create an LGBT network in the Southern Caucasus. The discussions were led over the LGBT rights in Southern Caucasus, and their social status, along with the legislation of these countries and homophobia. Both organizations will cooperate to defend LGBT rights in Southern Caucasus.
“International Conventions Are Not Implemented”
The president of Nefes LGBT Atilla Cavid said “Although both countries joined to international organizations and conventions, they don’t implement the defense of homosexual people, stemming from these documents. Law enforcement authorities also play a significant role in the violation of rights of LGBT people.”
The lawyer of Identoba Nino Bolk talked about the events that have taken place in Georgia recently: “Our activities were criticized and we were judged for making propaganda of homosexuality. Caucasus is our common house, and it is very important for us to work together in order to provide respect for all individuals’ rights.”