May 15, 2009

May 17: the day of Armenian fears

While in cities like Riga, Kiev and Moscow, LGBT demonstrations are being blocked by authorities, in more than 50 countries in the world there are activities to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
There is every reason to have a day against homophobia and transphobia: 80 countries in the world consider homosexuality illegal, 5 of them punish homosexual acts by death.
We don't speak about Armenia even. It is not illegal here and there is no punishment by law but still society and authorities are homophobic, they have their methods to punish those people.
Such kind of fears and phobias are result of acknowledgement and lack of information.