WASHINGTON -- This upcoming weekend promises to be a hot one in the Republic of Georgia, as Georgian authorities try to cope with violent anti-Russia protests that have already forced the resignation of the speaker of Georgia’s parliament, and the very real possibility of violence as Tbilisi Pride, a six-day series of events that is scheduled to include the country’s (and South Caucasus region’s) first LGBT “March of Dignity”, gets underway despite opposition from the Georgian Orthodox Church, antigay agitators determined to block any public show of LGBT pride, and authorities seemingly unable to guarantee LGBT activists’ security.
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