LGBT Georgia

My name is Jesper Ahlin Marceta and I am a Swedish researcher in Tbilisi, Georgia.

I am looking for people to interview for a research project about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) issues. If you are interested in participating, please contact me:

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All contact is strictly confidential. Contacting me does not mean that you need to participate in the study.

About the interviews


LGBT individuals in Georgia are subject to social and political forces that constrain their individuality. For instance, traditional norms make it difficult, or even impossible, for many LGBT individuals to be the persons they want to be and lead the lives they want to lead.

The purpose of the interviews is to study the experiences of LGBT individuals in Georgia. How are they affected? How do they cope with such social constraints? What are their stories?


To answer these questions, interviews are conducted with Georgian LGBT individuals. All interviews are fully anonymized.


When the interviews are completed, the results will be analyzed and published in international journals. This will help the world to better understand the lived experiences of LGBT individuals.


If you have any questions, or if you are interested in participating, please contact me (see contact details above). We can schedule a meeting or an interview. The interview will take up approximately one hour of your time and will be conducted in a private setting.

Your identity will not be revealed under any circumstances.


The project is funded by the Swedish Institute (09005/2020).