Today, July 5th was supposed to mark the end of Pride Week in Georgia with a Pride March in the capital Tbilisi.
Homophobic Pro Putin forces and religious groups lead by Georgian Orthodox church have been making threats for the entire week that they wouldn't allow it. Today morning these hate groups stormed the offices of Tbilisi Pride and the Shame Movement, they also physically assaulted journalists and peaceful civilians. The government and police won't do anything about it. Tbilisi Pride had to cancel today's march to avoid further escalation and violence.
If you can, please consider donating to Tbilisi Pride and The Shame Movement and please reblog to spread the word!
hi everyone, happy pride. please help an asian lesbian buy food to eat for the next few days. i really don't know what else to do. a small amount, or even just a reblog, will really help me survive these tough times. here is my paypal. thank you so much
UPDATE: i reached my previous goal but my mom and my sister tested positive for covid last june 24th and would really need the help again. i made another post on this blog if you’d like to share that too
Oh really? Then why have we found Sumerian tablets referring to people who are neither men or women? Why have South Asian cultures included groups of people who are a "third gender", known as the Hijira? What about Two-Spirit people of Native American communities, who have existed for thousands of years? Why have the Bugis, of modern-day Indonesia, considered there to be five genders for hundreds of years? Why were there pre-colonial Hawaiians whose gender identity was outside the traditional binary?
People who are neither entirely men or women have always existed, and we always will. Such existences were simply oppressed by the western world for so long that many of us hadn't heard of them until recently. Being nonbinary isn't a fad - it's a brave embrace of one's true self.