NINAMOUNAH X MATT LAMBERT (VITIUM) FETISH SCARFS FOR TBILISI PRIDE

Amsterdam! “Together with queer photographer Matt Lambert we created 4 limited edition fetish print scarfs celebrating queer intimacy annd sex-positivity as a means to raise funds in support of Tbilisi Pride. Matt donated the prints, we are donating all production costs, so the full proceeds from the sales of the scarfs will go to the organisation.”

“Personally I am very impressed by the work of Tbilisi Pride. Next to using the funds to rebuild their HQ which was destroyed in violent attacks on the day of their Pride March this year, they use a big part of their budget to support the queer community by means of direct donations. By helping with housing and medical costs they manage to have a direct impact on the quality of living of the local community. I think this is great, as the risk with Pride is often that it becomes a symbolic effort only.

We are launching the project on Thursday 11 November in Amsterdam. We will host an exhibition at Stevenson Gallery before heading to Club Church for a night of music and drag performances by Jelle Haen and Lady Bag.” *Robin Burggraaf from NINAMOUNAH. 

ON TBILISI PRIDE

TBILISI PRIDE IS A CIVIC MOVEMENT FOUNDED IN 2019. THE MOVEMENT OPPOSES HOMO/TRANSPHOBIA AND FIGHTS TO OVERCOME IT THROUGH EXERCISING THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT OF ASSEMBLY AND MANIFESTATION. THE GOAL OF THE MOVEMENT IS TO CONTRIBUTE FORMING THE ENVIRONMENT, WHERE QUEER PEOPLE ARE VISIBLE, PROTECTED, ACCEPTED, FREE AND EQUAL.

TBILISI PRIDE MAINLY FOCUSES ON ADVOCACY ACTIONS AND CARRIES OUT CAMPAIGNS TO EMPOWER COMMUNITY AND TO RAISE THE AWARENESS OF THE WIDER PUBLIC. IN THE PAST TWO YEARS, PRIDE MOVEMENT HAS BEEN ACTIVELY WORKING WITH POLITICAL PARTIES IN GEORGIA. AS THE RESULT, PRO-LGBTQ+ POLITICAL MEMORANDUM WAS SIGNED BY 15 POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS ON 17TH MAY 2021 (INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA). IN ADDITION TO THAT, TBILISI PRIDE HAS STARTED EMPOWERING PARENTS OF QUEER PEOPLE AND AIMS AT STRENGTHENING THEIR ROLE IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE LGBTQ+ PERSONS. LASTLY, THE FLAGSHIP ACTIVITY FOR THE MOVEMENT IS AN ORGANIZATION OF PRIDE WEEK ANNUALLY. USUALLY PRIDE WEEK CONSISTS OF DIFFERENT EVENTS AND VARIES FROM CULTURAL TO POLITICAL ACTIVITIES. PRIDE WEEK IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY TO ATTRACT MAINSTREAM MEDIA ATTENTION AND REACH OUT TO THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF GEORGIA.