From the film Listen to me: Armen, 25
When I noticed how I was attracted to boys, I did not call it homosexuality because I did not even know what homosexuality was. What I knew was that it was beyond the accepted norm and as a result it was not intended to be good… I couldn’t be like that.
The hardest thing was, because of the behavior of the society and parents you would feel you were sick and wanted to be cured. I haven’t tried to be cured, but there was a time that I tried to manage by saying I won’t look at boys anymore and won’t fall in love with them.
I wouldn’t say my family has known about me for a long time. Up till now, my mother is in a state of denial.
My Mom and I talked on Skype. She opened the subject as to why I participated in Gay events. I avoided talking on that issue.
Then, she insisted a lot that day and asked me directly. And I directly answered her that yes, I am Gay. After that we never Skyped. Mother wrote to me that she did not have a son.