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Armenia: Online Petition to Support LGBT Rights

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Armenia, Arts & Culture, Digital Activism, Ethnicity & Race, Gay Rights (LGBT), Governance, Human Rights

Following the recent firebombing of a gay-friendly bar in Yerevan [1] as well as homophobic comments from government officials and politicians [2] setting the scene for the aggressive disruption of a diversity rally in the Armenian capital [3] two weeks later, Unzipped draws its readers attention to a new online petition calling for the constitutional rights of the country's LGBT community to be respected. The blog says the move is ‘historic’ and notes that it is co-sponsored by many prominent ethnic Armenians such as renowned Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan and American actor Eric Bogosian [4]. The online petition can be signed here [5].