Armenian trans woman gets threats after parliament speech

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YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) | 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 283 cases of transgender rights violations.

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LGBTQ rights supporters win 2nd victory at the United Nations

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) Supporters of LGBTQ rights have won a major victory at the United Nations with the failure of a second African attempt to stop a U.N. independent expert from investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation.

After a first defeat Nov. 21 in the General Assembly’s human rights committee, African nations led by Burkina Faso attempted again Dec. 19 to suspend the work of the first LGBTQ expert. But the result was almost identical.

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