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Skip to content. Learn more about who we are by visiting theworld. Help us reach our goal of 1, donors today! Lilit Martirosyan misses the chance to go and sit somewhere outside to drink coffee. The post-Soviet republic came in near the bottom of the 49 countries listed, barely topping Azerbaijan and Turkey. At a parliamentary hearing held by the National Assembly in Yerevan on April 5, Martirosyan, the president of the Right Side nongovernmental organization, called for legal protection for transgender people in Armenia who often face harassment and violence.

Armenian trans woman gets threats after parliament speech

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The presentation earlier this month, less than three minutes long, seemed pertinent on a day in which the assembly had convened hearings on human rights. But Ms. Martirosyan was speaking of transgender people, and the backlash was sudden and fierce. Zohrabyan had given the floor to Ms. Martirosyan just moments earlier, but it appeared she was unaware that Ms. Martirosyan was transgender and was going to speak about gender-based violence and discrimination. Zohrabyan, a member of the conservative opposition Prosperous Armenia party, accused Ms.


YEREVAN, Armenia — A transgender woman who broke boundaries with a speech in Armenia's parliament says she has received death threats and is avoiding leaving her home in the backlash to her three-minute address. Lilit Martirosian told members of parliament's human rights committee on April 5 that the group she founded, Right Side, had recorded cases of transgender rights violations. Some lawmakers immediately expressed their offense.
Last month, Lilit Martirosyan addressed Armenia's parliament, criticising pervasive rights violations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Since then, she has faced fierce verbal attacks, demonstrations and deaths threats. It was a bold move in the small ex-Soviet Caucasus country ranked as one of the most virulently homophobic in the world -- along with Georgia, Azerbaijan and Russia -- by an international federation. Outside the national assembly in the capital Yerevan, anti-LGBT protesters gathered in opposition to Martirosyan's address, which also prompted a transphobic backlash from conservative MPs.