OUR LOVE IS REAL

I will enter the same places as you do, will sit there where you sit, will study there where you do. I am no different from you.

Our love is real

    “The photography project “Our love is real” was organized by the Right Side human rights NGO, within the context of “Solidarity Network for LGTBI in Armenia and Georgia” EU-funded project, implemented by the South Caucus regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation in cooperation with Society Without Violence (SWV).” . The exhibition was held on June 11, 2017, at the office of Right Side human rights NGO, several ambassadors, NGOs and representatives of LGBTIQ community were invited. Exhibition before the screening of a short video that showed the project preparation process, which was very exciting, very soon you will be presented with a short video that will represent you throughout the project. The photographs were taken in Armenia scenic areas such as the Matenadaran, Republic Square,  Complex after Karen Demirchyan the Opera House,  the pagan temple of Garni, Grigor Lusavorich Church, Zvartnots Temple and Cascade The aim was to show the public that despite a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity everyone is equal and they can love each other. The society is against LGBTI people to enter the places which they consider as national treasures and they think that LGBTIQ people desecrate those places. We’re breaking all those stereotypes. A few quotes from the participants, 

    I forgot the colors of the sun. They made me a night person not to see me. 

    I did not get education because of your ridicules. I do not have a job. They say the clothes I wear is immoral. I am alone… 

    Yes, I am a transgender and I am proud! Walk a day with me and you will feel what I feel, how I live. 

    Let me be happy in this country. All of us created the world together and I am no different from you. 

    I visit my mother at night, when the village is asleep and no one will see me. 

    I am a Christian and want to marry in the church. I was born in a body that was rejected by my soul.

     Right in front of me they told my mother: “You should have killed this person that destroys your reputation.” 

    I will enter the same places as you do, will sit there where you sit, will study there where you do. I am no different from you.