Police will ensure public order, safety and freedom of expression during the events marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Tbilisi between May 15-20, the Interior Ministry says.
The ministry however notes that the freedom of expression ‘should not exceed the limits allowed by the law’.
Any other action, which may endanger the safety of citizens and their health, will be adequately responded to by the police”, the ministry announced yesterday.
Statement of MIA regarding the events planned in Tbilisi within the frames of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.https://t.co/EyDoGV1y3c
— MIA of Georgia (@MIAofGeorgia) May 14, 2021
May 17 not only marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) in Georgia, but the Family Purity Day that the Georgian Orthodox Church launched in 2014.
The church announced plans to celebrate the day after the bloody attack on LGBT supporters and their opposers in 2013 on May 17.