Gvantsa DzerkorashviliLeaders Europe 2023
Founder, Tbilisi Pride
Gvantsa Dzerkorashvili is the founder of Tbilisi Pride, an organization dedicated to achieving equality and justice for Georgia’s queer community, and one of the most influential LGBTQ+ organizations in the region. As an LGBTQ+ and feminist activist, Gvantsa has won strategic LGBTQ+ assembly rights and anti-discrimination lawsuits in the European Court of Human Rights and the Georgian Constitutional Court. Gvantsa is also the organizer of Tbilisi’s largest and first-ever LGBTQ+ demonstrations, the Women’s Solidarity March, and Horrom Nights, Georgia’s first LGBTQ+ club nights. She is committed to addressing systemic and internalized homophobia and misogyny and believe that free expression and equality for all are essential in any democratic society.