Armenian Gay Rights Movement

  • 3 December 2013 - Activist Lala Aslikyan made history by holding rainbow flag during a protest action in Yerevan, Armenia. For the first time ever.
  • 30 October 2013 - Prominent Diaspora Armenians issue statement in support of LGBT human rights in Armenia.
  • 21 October 2013 - Armenia human rights activists protest and enter CoE conference in Yerevan exposing ruling regime’s hypocrisy re homophobia and anti-gay violence, along with other instances of intolerance and xenophobia.
  • 17 May 2010 - For the first time, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) was celebrated in Yerevan by PINK Armenia & friends. (RainbowFlash flashmob with colourful balloons). 
  • 4 May 2010 - A groundbreaking presentation in Yerevan by PINK Armenia of the results of legal analysis and qualitative research on discrimination towards LGBT people and state with their human rights in Armenia conducted within the framework of “We and Our Rights” project.
  • December 2008 - Armenia endorses historic UN statement against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • May 2008 - Armenian gay women group, the Women-Oriented Women’s (WOW) Collective, was established.
  • December 2007 - PINK Armenia, LGBT related NGO, was registered in Armenia.
  • July 2006 - WFCE, LGBT related NGO in Armenia, was formally registered by the Ministry of Justice.
  • June 2006 - First (reported) symbolic gay wedding in Echmiadzin, Armenia.
  • October 2005 - Two gay Armenian delegates participated for the first time at ILGA Europe conference in Paris.
  • October 2004 - AGLA France organised first ever picket in front of the Armenian embassy in Paris. Around 30 gay activists protested on 30 October against homophobic outbursts by political forces and media in Armenia. AGLA's open letter to then president Kocharyan was published in Haykakan Zhamanak daily.
  • November 2003 - GLAG, first ever gay and lesbian Armenian group, was formed in Yerevan. Later, it was transformed into Menq - WFCE NGO.
  • December 2002 / August 2003 - Decriminalisation of gay male sex in Armenia.
  • December 2001 - AGLA France was established (ceased to exist in October 2007).
  • 1998 - LA Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society (GALAS) was established. Subsequently, LGBT associations were established in Armenian Diaspora elsewhere.