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Armenia: Homophobic Advert

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Armenia, Human Rights, LGBTQ+, Women & Gender

Blogian posts a photograph of an advertisement for a rap party [1] in Yerevan named after a historical Armenian site in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan. Hrag Vartanian says that the advert depicting an American girl in a Stars & Stripes bikini with the words “Homosexuals and Animals Not Welcome” would be funny if it weren't so disturbing and hateful [2]. Unzipped: Gay Armenia recounts various online discussions [3] about how to respond to such open displays of homophobia in Armenia. However, the blogger notes, there is no legislation to prohibit such discrimination.