The perks and perils of geopolitical framings of LGBTQ+ rights in Georgia
By Laura Luciani
In a context of growing antagonism between the EU and Russia over their ‘shared neighbourhood’, LGBTQ+ rights in Georgia have increasingly been framed in geopolitical terms. While the ‘European values’ rhetoric may help holding governments accountable, it can also obscure fundamental critiques of the Western liberal human rights agenda.
On July 5, 2021, Georgia’s capital city Tbilisi was shaken […]