While the United States saw mostly-peaceful Pride rallies in recent days, activists in other countries have marched under the threat of imminent violence. From Russia to the former Soviet state of Georgia to the US, a frightening anti-gay movement is afoot. Istanbul-based journalist Pesha Magid was in Georgia to cover a march in the capital city.

Pesha Magid is a freelance journalist currently working out of Istanbul. She’s written extensively about refugees, gender and politics. She reported from Georgia on a fellowship with the International Reporting Project (IRP). You can follow her on Twitter at @PMagid.

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