Asia » Georgia
Gay Guide Georgia
Georgia was the first country in South Caucasus to decriminalize homosexuality when it joined Council of Europe. The age of consent is set at 16 years for both hetero- and homosexuals. May 2014 saw the introduction of anti-discrimination regulations that also include protection for LGBT persons. Georgia also has the first LGBT organization in the region and is known as most open-minded country compared to others in the region. Despite this openness, Tbilisi witnessed violent clashes in 2012 during a demonstration marking the International Day against Homophobia.
Cities in Georgia
Name: Sakartvelo, Georgien, Géorgie
Location: South Caucasus
International country code: 995 (omit 0 from area codes)
International access code: 00
Language: Georgian, Russian
Area: 69,700 km²/ 26,911 sq mi.
Currency: 1 Lari (GEL) = 100 Tetri
Capital: Tbilisi (Tiflis)
Religions: 84% Georgian Orthodox, 10% Muslim, 4% Armenian Apostolic
Climate: Moderate continental climate, hot summers, cool winters. In the mountains a continental climate with colder summers and winters. Subtropical by the seaside.
Important gay cities: Tbilisi (Tiflis)