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)
The European Union condemned in the strongest possible terms the recent attack in Salisbury. EU leaders agreed with the UK government's assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation is responsible and that there is no plausible alternative explanation.