Activists in the South Caucasus marked 17 May - the international day against homophobia and transphobia with small activities, even as continued intollerance towards the gay community in wider society remains a cause of concern.
In Tbilisi a number of activists held a protest in front of the main government building, under the shadow of a heavy police presence. Some radical priests and their supporters, who aimed to disrupt the protest were kept far away.
(Picture courtesy of Net Gazeti, Tbilisi)
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The meeting in Krakow between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan did not lead to a breakthrough, and none was expected. But there appears to be a change of gear in the negotiations, says Dennis Sammut in this week's Monday Commentary