Armenia: Homophobic Politics

Unzipped: Gay Armenia expresses its concern with recent reports in the radical opposition Chorrord Ishkhanutyun newspaper implying that the newly appointed prime minister, Tigran Sargsyan, is homosexual. Although offering no proof that such speculation is true, the paper linked to former president, Levon Ter-Petrossian, appears to be hoping to exploit entrenched homophobia in society as a political tool. The blog says that it shouldn't matter anyway, and laments such an attitude from whichever side it comes.

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