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Transgender In Tbilisi: Maria's Story


Georgia is one the few post-Soviet countries that bans discrimination against gay and transgender people -- but members of the LGBT community still face frequent harassment and violence. Ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, observed on May 17, RFE/RL filmed this profile of Maria, a transgender woman who confronts bigotry every day on the streets of Tbilisi. (Produced by Eka Kevanishvili and Toma Begiashvili, RFE/RL's Georgian Service)

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