30th September 2014
Azerbaijan: Local news coverage of gay engagement forces couple to flee country
4:44 PM — A gay couple who were forced to go into hiding after local news outlets reported their engagement have now fled the country.
7th February 2014
Azerbaijan: Suicide of leading gay rights activist sparks first ‘LGBT news conference’ 2
11:17 AM — The suicide of a gay rights activist in Azerbaijan last month has prompted the city of Baku's first ever LGBT news conference, in which activists established plans to drive for fresh legislation to protect sexual minorities, as well as "Day of Pride" to mark the late campaigner's passing.
17th September 2013
Azerbaijan: Gay man found dead in Baku in wake of first gay pride rally 8
7:23 PM — A 53-year-old gay man has been found dead in Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku, according to reports.
Azerbaijanis take to the internet to condemn gay pride ‘mini rally’ in Baku 6
6:24 PM — Azerbaijani web users have condemned a gay pride 'mini rally' staged in the capital city of Baku on 7th September
13th September 2013
Azerbaijan: First ever gay pride ‘mini rally’ held in country capital with no arrests or harassment 4
11:35 AM — In what is believed to be the first ever pride celebration in Azerbaijan, a group of gay marchers recently paraded a "mini rally" through the capital city Baku, with no arrests, reports of harassment, or violence at the demonstration.
1st June 2012
Azerbaijan and Iran locked in a spat over rumours of a gay parade 16
3:21 PM — Azerbaijan has accused Iran of lying over claims the Azeri government was forced to cancel a gay parade during the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend.
27th May 2012
Feature: The truth about gay life in Azerbaijan outside of the Eurovision Song Contest 21
12:18 AM — As Baku celebrates the end of the Eurovision Song Contest, which saw Sweden's Loreen win with her song Euphoria, we examine the realities of life of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are forced to lead in oppressive Azerbaijan.
25th May 2012
Peter Tatchell urges Eurovision singers to fight for free speech in Azerbaijan 4
2:03 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has urged Eurovision contestants and organisers to stand up against President Aliyev and his dictatorial regime in Azerbaijan, which many see as being incompatible with the competition’s inclusive values.
23rd May 2012
Iran recalls ambassador to Azerbaijan over Eurovision ‘gay parade’ 38
8:11 PM — Iran has recalled its ambassador to Azerbaijan, having accused the Eurovision 2012 host of staging a 'gay parade' for the flamboyant contest this Saturday.
17th May 2012
Popular Eurovision website hacked in response to ‘parade of homosexuals’ 34
1:12 PM — A group is reportedly targeting websites related to the Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan in protest at a 'parade of homosexuals' it believes will take place.