On Saturday, February 4th and Sunday February 5th, GALAS President Armen Abelyan and one of GALAS’ founding members, MFT Biayna Hairapetian appeared on 2 episodes of ARTN/Shant Armenian TV’s “Introspective” show discussing LGBTQ issues in Armenian communities. This informative interview/discussion is a critical step in bringing visibility to the LGBTQ Armenians among the larger, mainstream […]
As we look forward to 2017, we want to reflect on the past to renew our resolve for the future. For many in the LGBTQ community, 2016 was a challenging year; but we must accept the challenges so we can feel the exhilaration of victory ahead of us. And to accept a challenge is to […]
In association with The Armenian Youth Federation’s (AYF) United Human Rights Council(UHRC), Gay And Lesbian Armenian Society (GALAS) invites you to the Los Angeles screening of ‘Listen to Me: Untold Stories Beyond Hatred’, a documentary about the LGBT community in Armenia (in Armenian with English subtitles). SUNDAY, December 18 at 5:00PM KAVAR […]
When it comes to the Armenian community, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) allies are the biggest stars in the world. Pride of Armenia; worshiped by all. These are individuals of enormous talents who have contributed immensely to the human culture. Among them is twice Oscar nominated director Atom Egoyan, the director of the Armenian […]
GALAS partnered with Abril Books of Glendale, CA for a special Breathing Book Club meeting on September 23, 2015, where we discussed ONE MAN GUY by Michael Barakiva, a coming-of-age novel about a gay Armenian-American. We discussed the book with Abril’s English book club, Skyped with the author in New York City, and held […]
On Sunday, June 14, 2015, GALAS made history by marching in the Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade for the first time. Having the Armenian and Rainbow flags marching down Santa Monica Boulevard together was a sight to see and an important milestone for GALAS and its members. We welcomed numerous old and new friends that […]
The GALAS board organized a social outing to view the month-long art installation on the Armenian Genocide at The Music Center Plaza & Grand Park in Downtown L.A.
02.16.2015 GALAS Radio Interview We are very excited to announce that GALAS Board Members Harout Dimijian and Biayna Hairapetian were interviewed by Rita Gonzales on “The Out Agenda” on KPFK 90.7. “The Out Agenda” examines today’s issues from the LGBT perspective, and GALAS was invited to discuss the issues facing the LGBTQ Armenian community in […]