Armenian MPs call for trans activist to be burned alive after historic speech

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Landmark parliamentary address on LGBTI discrimination challenges reformist agenda of post-revolution government

Armenia’s first registered transgender woman has received death threats after making a historic speech in her country’s national assembly.

Lilit Martirosyan became the first member of her country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community to take to the parliamentary podium, speaking out against discrimination at a session of its committee on human rights. A video of the speech has been shared around the world.

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