Reaching Out to All Armenians: 'Equality Armenia' and the Fight for LGBTQ Rights
The way I see and like it. In December , Armenia adopted a new Criminal Code and abolished the anti-gay article that dated back to Since then, homosexuality i. At the same time, a "gay scene" started to emerge in the capital Yerevan. There are active Armenian gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered associations in Los Angeles , New York , Paris, Sydney , and elsewhere.
Working within the APA and public agencies to influence policies relevant to the lesbian and gay community. Creating a welcoming, safe, nurturing, and accepting environment and valuable and accessible services for our members. Please join us for the following upcoming virtual events:. It broke new artistic ground by mixing poetry by Essex Hemphill and other artists , music, performance and Riggs' autobiographical revelations. The film was embraced by black gay audiences for its authentic representation of style, and culture, as well its fierce response to oppression.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT persons in Armenia may face legal and social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, due in part to the lack of laws prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity and prevailing negative attitudes about LGBT persons throughout society. Homosexuality has been legal in Armenia since Many LGBT Armenians fear being socially outcast by their friends and families, causing them to keep their sexual orientation or gender identity secret. Homosexuality remains a taboo topic in many parts of Armenian society.