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This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in ARMENIA...
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STEPAN posted for gay readers on 03/04/2014
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Я живу в Ереване, я гей, МНЕ ПРЕСЛЕДУЮТ И РОДИТЕЛИ И БРАТ ХОТЯТ МНЕ УБИВАТЬ ГОСУДАРСТВА НЕ ЗАЩИЩАЕТ МЕНЯ Я БОЮСЬ ЖИТЬ БОЮСЬ ЧТО МНЕ БУДУТ УБИВАТЬ ПОЛИЦИЯ НЕ ЗАЩИЩАЕТ НАС ГОМОСЕКСУАЛИСТОВ ОПАСНО ДЛЯ НАС ЗДЕСЬ ЖИТЬ .... МОГУ ПРОСИТ УБЕЖИЩЕ ИЗ ЕВРОПЫ? УЖЕ НАЧАЛИ НАС ПРЕСЛЕДОВАТЬ ЛЮДИ КОМПАНИИ КОТОРЫЕ ДЕСТВУЮТ ПРОТИВ НАС .... I live in Yerevan, I'm gay, I persecuted and parents and brother WANT TO KILL ME STATE NOT protect me I'm afraid to live AFRAID THAT I WILL KILL POLICE does not protect us GAYS dangerous for us to live here .... can not ask REFUGE FROM EUROPE? Already begun to haunt us PEOPLE THAT COMPANY identities against
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(user currently living in ARMENIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual straight readers on 17/01/2014
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For the first time, an activist (Lala Aslikyan) brought the LGBT flag with her to an anti-Putin rally in Yerevan on Dec. 2013. I was with her and shared that great responsibility of carrying the flag.

The first part of the story is we got attacked by a few nationalists and chauvinists. My glasses were broken, a few bruises etc. But we did it! And they couldn't take away the flag, although they tried to do that several times, violently.

The second part of the story is we were taken to a police station (there are a few short vids showing that), though we are not sure why. The policemen were crude. But the most interesting part, I think, is that we sue those nationalists now (they are called "Hayazn"), and we got to educate a law enforcement employee on LGBT themes ))) That was fun :)))

He was using wrong terms (like man-addicts), and we taught him the right term (homosexual). I thought about organising educational events and training sessions for them. Sadly I didn't get the chance of suggesting that to him.
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David (user currently living in ARMENIA) posted for gay readers on 22/10/2013 tagged with sexual orientation +5
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It's not really easy to be gay in Armenia because if people know about that you are more likely to not communicate with anybody because thara is a risk to be bitten even in public or you will just not be able to find a good job or a job at all. People don't really accept gays here and for this reason gay people try to flee from their country. Coming out is very dangerous and can completely change one's live.
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