Maria Sjödin, Deputy Executive Director, Quoted by The Daily Beast.

The Daily Beast quotes OutRight’s Deputy Executive Director, Maria Sjödin, in an article that describes an attack on Tbilisi Pride. In the article, Maria explains that Pride events serve as a litmus test for democracies. Maria elaborates that the inability or unwillingness of the Georgian government to protect its citizens when they attempt to gather for Pride is concerning. Maria further comments that this is indicative of nationalist and populist resurgences across the world, which lead to increased attacks on LGBTIQ people’s rights and freedoms. 

 

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