Yerevan - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

No, overall Armenia is not tolerant of the LGBT community. - May 2021


NO. The local culture is strongly anti-LGBT and there have been incidents of violence directed at them, as well as problems like graffiti on LGBT friendly businesses (what few there are). - Mar 2017


Not really. Armenians are very conservative. Homosexuality is perceived either as a disease or as a bad choice. Very little tolerance. - Oct 2014


Probably not that great, but not really sure. It's a conservative culture. - Sep 2011


Armenia is a very traditional society. Though you'll often see same-sex friends within the younger crowd holding hands and men greet each other with kisses to both cheeks, this should not be confused with an open acceptance of anything more progressive than a 1950s mindset. That said, I know of two male officers who found partners. - Jul 2008


I think so. We have gay friends who like it here. - Jan 2008


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