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Gvantsa Dzerkorashvili

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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.

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