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Mika Artyan
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My personal reflections: growing up with #GeorgeMichael

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I woke up this morning hoping that the immense sadness and tears on my face last night were some kind of a bad-bad dream. If only… During my teenage years and beyond George Michael and his music helped me feel connected. Amon...
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Amid all the disturbing, disheartening news coming out from Armenia these days, there is light at the end of the tunnel. 2nd Rainbow Armenia forum is underway. Follow live updates on Twitter via #RainbowArmenia hashtag. And h...
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#MarchForEurope #London #EUref #Brexit #UK #EU

Video of performance of Abba's SOS during the rally
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During Pope Francis visit to the country, Armenian social networks were full of praise and admiration of Pope. Thousands and thousands took to the streets across the country to greet him. Most comments, whether by ordinary pe...
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"We'll miss EU" - reflection on EU referendum #Brexit Queer Strike “No bigots. No borders. Tories out. Refugees in.” Solidarity with Orlando Trafalgar square Leicester square Soho...
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Armenia president Serj Sargsyan strongly condemns “horrendous manifestation of intolerance” and “any expression of hatred”. At least, this is how he formulated his reaction to Orlando in a letter of condolences to the US pres...
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#Armenia #Diaspora feminists respond to ‘Global Armenians’ ad in the New York Times #women #humanrights #feminism  
I am one of the signatories of this letter. Re-posted via The Armenian Weekly *** The below open letter and pledge were developed by a group of Armenian feminists residing in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Armenia in ...
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NEFUIL is an initiative by one of Armenia's well known LGBT activists, Sevak Kirakosyan. It's an acronym that stands for "Nest For Understanding And Improving Life". Unzipped: Gay Armenia asked Sevak to describe the initiativ...
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*Michael Cashman, former actor, labour politician, LGBT activist *David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham *Bob Geldof, singer, songwriter, political activist *Owen Jones, The Guardian columnist ...
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Istanbul Gay Pride: my diary of a powerful LGBT civil rights march

I dedicate this post to all the activists who struggle for human rights in Turkey. In solidarity with LGBT people in Istanbul.

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Last year Istanbul Pride was violently dispersed. This year it was banned altogether. I dedicate this post to all the activists who struggle for human rights in Turkey. In solidarity with LGBT people in Istanbul. I was lucky ...
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Remain. #Brexit

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I never had any doubts re where I stand on this question. I was a voter. And I voted for Remain. Here is my #VoteRemain. I strongly believe with all its issues and problems, the positive of the EU far outweighs the negative...
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As a gay man, I am proud. The shame that I carried for many years for being an Armenian gay man has diminished during the past decade as I decided to fully embrace this label and my culturally unac…
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Yerevan, Armenia