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 […]
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 […]
“…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 […]
But there is also hope in Armenia. In July of 2017, Armenia’s Ministry of Justice confirmed that all marriages that are valid in the countries of origin, are valid in Armenia. This peculiar stance, technically makes same-sex marriages performed abroad legal in Armenia. It is yet to be seen how this occurrence materializes in daily […]
According to ILGA Europe’s (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association accredited by U.N.) latest survey of 1071 people in Armenia, 91% said they had no LGBT acquaintances. TV was cited as the main source of information on LGBTQ issues, followed by social networks and online news; print or radio journalism came in last. […]
In 2016, ILGA’s list of 49 European countries, from best to worst for the LGBTQ, ranked Armenia 47th – 3rd worst; only ahead of Russia and Azerbaijan, but behind Turkey. A few LGBTQ organizations are active in Armenia, but face “increasingly discriminatory environment”, according to a report released by Amnesty International on December 22, 2017. […]