The mission of the organisationThis new LGBT group realised the potential of new internet based technologies and social networking sites to reach out to the wider audience. They opened MySpace and Facebook pages; Armenian LGBT Community discussion group on Yesoudo. Soon after the establishment, PINK Armenia started blogging.
o Raising awareness in society about facts and background of sexuality, STIs, HIV/AIDS, LGBT.
o Searching for role models, create an info centre, self help groups and build a ground for advocating gay rights.
o Developing projects and undertaking studies or research in various fields that are of particular concern to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people
Official launch of the PINK Information Centre in downtown Yerevan took place last Friday, 12 September 2008. The office is conveniently located near the Yerevan State University.
On 1st December 2008, along with number of NGOs, PINK Armenia organised the World AIDS Day in Yerevan (also here).
Mamikon, head of PINK Armenia, recalls the formation of the organisation: “...me and my friend Garri decided to create a nice project for Armenian LGBT community. It was in October. We had so many ideas and dreams but didn't know how to make them come true. Finally we thought to register an NGO and start to work in the frames of our project. Our third friend, Arthur joined us and we registered our organization officially.We call it "Public Information and Need of Knowledge", to have the abbreviation PINK."PINK Armenia" was born in December 14, 2007...”
Below are pictures of the founders of PINK Armenia: Mamikon, Arthur and Garri.
I wish PINK Armenia a very busy and successful year ahead. Keep up the good job you are doing!