A star-crossed younger homosexual couple jumped to their deaths from a bridge in Armenia after sharing a kiss in a remaining picture, in accordance to a neighborhood LGBTQ group.
The organization Pink Armenia reported that the 2 males, recognized solely as Arsen and Tigran, leaped from the 301-foot Davitashen Bridge in the capital of Yerevan final week.
Before committing suicide collectively on Oct. 20, the duo put a tragic publish on Instagram, writing, “Happy End. We made the decision together to share photos and take the next steps.”
The couple posted footage of themselves having fun with facials collectively, sharing a kiss and displaying off what seem to be their marriage ceremony rings.
One of the youths was mentioned to have been 16 or 17 years outdated, whereas the opposite was a couple of years older.
Local reviews claimed that Tigran and Arsen’s mother and father didn’t approve of their relationship and so they had acquired threats before their deaths.
“The young men still had many years of life ahead of them, but because of intolerance towards them, they took such a tragic step,” Pink Armenia wrote. “LGBT persons are very acquainted with the sensation of isolation and misunderstanding of household and society.
“This tragic incident proves once again that LGBT people in Armenia are not safe and not protected by society or the state.”
Armenia’s homosexual rights group additionally claimed that after the couple’s Instagram publish went viral, folks have flooded their web page with vial homophobic feedback.
Homosexuality was solely decriminalized in Armenia in 2003, however many members of the LGBTQ group in the previous Soviet nation nonetheless choose to hold their same-sex relationships secret due to widespread intolerance.
Armenia ranks forty seventh out of 49 international locations of Europe and Central Asia for LGBTQ rights, simply forward of Turkey and Azerbaijan, in accordance the worldwide group ILGA-Europe that measures hostility towards homosexual folks.