Post-Soviet Georgia: Bastion of Intolerance
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Published in: January-February 2011 issue.


“MY PARTNER’S IDEA was we should move somewhere abroad and live there together,” said Dato Gabunia, a 28-year-old Georgian gay male who resides in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. “The thing is, I do not want to move anywhere. I want to live here.” Gabunia is a playwright who has been in a serious relationship with his partner for five years, but social pressure forces them to live separately and to hide their homosexuality from family members.

Georgia is a post-Soviet country on Russia’s border situated in the South Caucasus.

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