Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) rights in armenia are not legislated in both the legal and social spheres. However, even though it has been decriminalized, the situation of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) citizens has not changed substantially. Homosexuality remains a taboo topic in many parts of armenian society. In a 2012 study, 55 of correspondents in armenian stated that they would cease their relationship with a friend or relative if they were to come out as gay. Furthermore, this study found that 70 of armenians find lgbt people to be strange. There is, moreover, no legal protection for lgbt persons whose human rights are violated regularly. Lgbt rights in armenia homosexuality, gay marriage, gay adoption, serving in the military, sexual orientation discrimination protection, changing legal gender, donating blood, age of consent, and more. earlier this month, armenias criminal court of appeal ruled there had not been a proper investigation into a violent homophobic attack two years ago against a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual. Since then, no one has dared to open a public entertainment venue for lgbt people in armenia. There is a private social club for gay men and transgender women in yerevan, which is open daily to members and their friends. Azerbaijan, turkey, and armenia have the most restrictive lespian, gay, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) equality laws and policies in europe, a campaign group says. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) rights in armenia have yet to be claimed and acquired in both the legal and social spheres. A report, forced out lgbt people in armenia, released in february 2009 by the ilga (international lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and inter-sex association) europe chapter and the centre for culture and leisure (coc), states that the protection of human rights in armenia is very limited in practice. armenia ranks as one of the worst countries to live in europe for lgbtq people, according to a new assessment this month by the international lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and. There were 7 prosecutions in 1996 and 4 in 1997 under this law (amnesty international 1999 report on armenia) and 4 in 1999 (opinion of the legal affairs and human rights committee of the council of europe on the accession of armenia - doc. External links edit - the pink - gay and lesbian online magazine - armenian lgbt.).