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Armenia-Azerbaijan: LGBT Cultural Icons

Unzipped: Gay Armenia writes that most Armenians are not aware of the sexuality of two of the nation's greatest cultural icons, Sergei Parajanov and Yeghishe Charents. Meanwhile, as the Azerbaijani parliament votes to lift the restriction on the number of terms a president can be elected for, IN MUTATIONE FORTITUDO notes that this news has been overshadowed by the mutual recriminations between two of the country's People's Artists about their sexual orientation.

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  • […] blogger also notes that despite the fact that some of Armenia's most important cultural icons were gay, Danielyan went on to accuse homosexuality of threatening local culture and society. The blog […]

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