Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Homophobic posters in Yerevan, Armenia

Apparently, homophobic posters appeared all over Yerevan. They are prepared by ultra-nationalist right-wing group who call themselves Mek Azg (‘One Nation’). In short, the group of a*holes.

Poster (in Armenian) reads: “Say no to homosexuality, and to erotic websites” (‘Ոչ ասացեք համասեռա-մոլությանը, ինտերնետային երոտիկ կայքերին’).


This group is known for its constant hate posters and speeches towards various groups or anything which is beyond what they consider 'suited our nation'.

Not only this group’s activities promote hate, but they are also responsible for littering Yerevan streets with their garbage, and should be made to clean up the mess they are responsible for and pay for it.

*Many thanks to Sergey Sargsyan for picture.

11 comments:

Adrineh said...

Mika jan, I think this group deserves to be on the Homophobic Hall of Shame, non?

artmika said...

Yes, sure, added!

շուշան ավագյան said...

more interesting stuff . .

Վրաստան. միասեռականների մասին գիրքը սկանդալ է առաջացրել
Լիբերալները եւ կրոնական ծայրահեղականները վիճում են միասեռականության եւ արյունապղծության մասին պատմող գրքի շուրջ:

http://blog.antashat.com/?p=2180

artmika said...

Thanks for the link, Shushan jan, I did follow that events too, and the overall context/setting is similar, although, as far as I understand, that book is not a 'gay book' per se.

"Holy Crap": Religious fundamentalists and neo-nazi groups in Tbilisi attack free speech advocates

and

Hate violence on the rise in Georgia ahead of municipal election in Tbilisi

Also, somehow related, today Gay.ru reports that Georgian politician might be forced to quit the local elections for his calls "Georgia without gays".

Грузинского политика могут снять с выборов за призыв к насилию над геями

Vahe said...

Of course it's quite ridiculous, but from the other hand that shameful posters show the effort of the many political forces "dealing with" and shouting for nationality, to link erotic websites and homosexsuality, and represent homosexsuality as sexsual perversion.

artmika said...

For me, the only 'news' here is that instead of - what I would expect - putting "porno websites" next to "homosexuality", they used "erotic websites".

artmika said...

Council of Europe issues non inclusive anti-discrimination report on Armenia amid rise in intolerance towards minorities

artmika said...

Keep Yerevan clean of hate garbage - social ad by ArmComedy

artmika said...

International LGBT student organisation - IGLYO, strongly condemns homophobic posters by neo-nazi group in Yerevan

artmika said...

"One Love" against homophobia and hatred - action in Yerevan

artmika said...

How homophobic posters turn into anti-homophobia message in Yerevan