It may be hard to recognize abuse within a lesbian or gay relationship or abuse perpetrated by a heterosexual person
against an LGBT individual, making it more difficult for them to seek help. Because Armenian society is not tolerant
of LGBT people, those in LGBT relationships who are being abused face extra challenges. Abusers may threaten to out
a victim, saying things such as, “Do this or I’ll tell your father/boss that you’re gay".
They might also threaten them with their compromised position in society by saying something akin to, “No one is going to help you because you are trans." LGBT people who are not accepted by their families may not have much choice about where they live. Abusers may use this against them and threaten, “You can’t leave me because there aren’t any other gay people in our village" or “You live in my house, so I decide the rules."
For further assistance you can also contact Public In Need of Knowledge, or PINK (060 377277) which works with LGBT community and offers counselling, can accompany survivors to police, court, and hospitals.