The second event of Tbilisi Pride Week is being held in Tbilisi at the moment. The Ambassador of the US to Georgia attends the conference.
“I’m very pleased to be here today for the LGBTIQ Pride Week Regional Conference to discuss the issues and challenges facing the LGBTQ community in Georgia and in the region. The Biden administration has placed human rights at the centerpiece of our foreign policy.
This is because we deeply believe that all human beings have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to live without fear, no matter who they are or who they love. This does not come at the expense of the majority; it does not undermine or interfere with or detract from the rights of anyone else, their culture or traditions. This is simply a human right that is enshrined in Georgia’s constitution, as well as the United States’ constitution, as well as the Universal Convention of Human Rights. This is such a basic principle: that human beings - all human beings - should be treated with dignity and respect and tolerance”, - said Kelly Degnan.