Armenia

LGBTI Rights in Armenia


ADDED ON: 08/01/2022

Fleeing War and Discrimination, LGBT Russians Find Refuge in South Caucasus

YEREVAN, Armenia — When tens of thousands of Russians fled the country this spring following the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, many chose to resettle in Armenia and Georgia. But for LGBT Russians, their…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 07/14/2022

Climate Of Hate’ For LGBT Defenders In Former Soviet Republics

Amnesty International says groups that defend LGBT rights are facing a rise in hostility in parts of the former Soviet Union, fueled by discrimination, homophobia, and what it called Russia's crusade against…

GO TO FULL STORY

Lilit Martirosyan – RighT Side: Human Rights Defender, Armenia

Lilit Martirosyan is Armenia’s first registered transgender woman, the first transgender person to speak out against LGBTI discrimination in Armenia’s National Assembly, and the founder of Armenia’s first and only NGO for…

ADDED ON: 02/23/2021

Empowering the transgender community to facilitate their access to justice in Armenia

The RighT Side Human Rights Defender NGO in Armenia is implementing until July 2021 a national project aims at empowering the transgender community to facilitate their access to justice in Armenia, with…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 03/29/2020

Supporting PrEP in eastern Europe and central Asia

ECOM – Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity – recently published a report on access to PrEP (regular medication to prevent HIV infection) in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 01/20/2020

Human Rights in the South Caucasus: 2019 victories and losses

The Human Rights Watch report states that Azerbaijani authorities continue to exact tight control over the political system and persecute critics. There was at least one known police operation where they detained…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 11/14/2019

Armenian Parliament Refuses To Hear Bill Banning Same-Sex Marriage

Armenia's parliament has rejected consideration of a bill seeking to expressly outlaw same-sex marriages in the Caucasus nation. A majority of lawmakers on November 12 dismissed consideration of a draft law proposed…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/19/2019

Homophobia and ‘Soviet hangover’ driving HIV infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, says David Furnish

Homophobia and a “Soviet hangover” are driving HIV infections in parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to David Furnish, AIDS campaigner and Sir Elton John’s husband. While the rate of…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 05/14/2019

Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey Most Restrictive On Gay Rights In Europe

Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Armenia have the most restrictive lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality laws and policies in Europe, a campaign group says. Azerbaijan scored just 3 percent on a scale…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

LGBTI rights in the Balkans: A perpetual struggle

Romanian Adrian Coman and his American-born partner Clai Hamilton had two major reasons to celebrate when they tied the knot last June. One of course, was their marriage. The other was the…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/26/2019

Armenian MPs call for transgender activist Lilit Martirosyan to be burned alive after high-profile speech

Armenia’s first registered transgender woman has received death threats after making a speech in her country’s national assembly. Lilit Martirosyan became the first member of her country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/15/2019

PM: I cannot tell why LGBT Forum was canceled in Yerevan

The rule of law operates in Armenia, and all citizens have the same rights and obligations, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said during PACE spring session. His remarks came in response to…

GO TO FULL STORY