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Seda Ghukasyan

Police Scuttle LGBT Forum in Yerevan Due to Security Concerns

An LGBT forum planned for the end of November in Yerevan will not take place according to Armenian Chief of Police Valery Osipyan.

Osipyan told reporters at the National Assembly that the forum would be scuttled due to security concerns and pointed to an incident that took place during a similar forum recently held in Georgia.

In his speech on October 24 to the National Assembly, Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, referring to news about an upcoming LGBT rally in Yerevan, said that the family and the Armenian family model are of the highest value to him.

Pashinyan addressed the issue in response to a query posed by Tsarukyan Faction MP Gevorg Petrosyan, saying that he had instructed the government to ascertain what type of rally was being planned for the end of November.