Join Equality Armenia in congratulating 3 exceptional leaders fighting for LGBTQ Rights, Council Members John Duran Mitch OFarrell @zsinanyan recipients of the 2018 Leadership Award!
Clark University Turkish historian TanerAkcam’s new book Killing Orders destroys Turkish government’s Armenian Genocide denial strategy.
WORCESTER, Mass.—Turkey has continually denied the Armenian Genocide carried out by the Ottoman Government beginning in 1915. Although decades of scholarly research has decisively established the systematic annihilation of Armenians, the relative scarcity of direct evidence has allowed the Turkish government to persist in its denial. In his groundbreaking new book, Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s […]
As we renew our commitment to equality for 2018, let us take a moment and reflect back on 2017. As always, we appreciate and look forward to your valuable feedback. Let us know how we can improve; sign up for EqAr Newsletter on our website. 2017 Year In Review What a year it was for Equality […]
Article published by Los Angeles Blade December 5, 2017 at 9:51 am PST | by Dawn Ennis A high-ranking member of the clergy in Armenia’s Apostolic Church has stunned the world’s oldest established Christian community by joining the fight for marriage equality in the former Soviet republic. Equality Armenia, or EqAr, recently announced that Father Vazken […]
Our inaugural fundraiser to sponsor Pink Armenia’s LGBTQ center in Yerevan, was a an event attended by LGBTQ activists and allies, elected officials, business leaders and artists in the community. We are proud to announce that with your help, we were able to raise $2,500.00 for our cause. In the next few days the funds […]
BY VIC GERAMI Executive Director Armen Abelyan admits that Equality Armenia’s (EqAr) mission to achieve marriage equality in Armenia is a lofty goal. After all, homosexuality was decriminalized in the former Soviet Republic only fourteen short years ago. But if anyone is qualified and equipped to take on this important challenge, it is Armen. He […]
In addition to the article in Asbarez Newspaper, the KPFK interview, Equality Armenia’s board members appeared on Horizon Armenian TV discussing intersectionality of faith and LGBTQ issues. Equality Armenia’s work was mentioned in the Los Angeles Blade magazine, WeHo Times and other media outlets. Despite a few anonymous, negative comments online, the outpouring of support […]
“…the representatives of the LGBT Community are our…family members. They deserve nothing less of equal rights”. –Zareh Sinanyan Zareh Sinanyan (Armenian: Զարեհ Սինանյան, born 1973) is a city councilman and former mayor of Glendale, California. Prior to being appointed mayor, he won election as a city councilman and held posts in various commissions, including Parks, […]
Today’s person to know is Armenian Activist Yeghishe Charents. Yeghishe Charents (Armenian: Եղիշե Չարենց; March 13, 1897 – November 27, 1937) was an Armenian poet, writer and public activist. Charents was the most notable poet of the twentieth century in Armenia, touching upon a multitude of topics that ranged from his experiences in the First […]