Tag Archives: Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN: Fire Breaks Out At Trump Tower In Baku

The Independent reports: Firefighters are battling a blaze at the unfinished Trump International Hotel and Tower in Azerbaijani capital Baku. The Azadliq newspaper reported that the fire broke out on the middle floors of the 33-storey building and was spreading, with six units of firefighters at the scene. There were no immediate reports of injuries, following an apartment fire at ...

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On The Global Rise Of Anti-LGBT Crackdowns

The Washington Post reports: This week, a government journal in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan announced that the country’s interior ministry had compiled a registry of “proven” gays and lesbians. The list named 319 men and 48 women, whom Tajik federal prosecutors identified in operations they called “Morality” and “Purge.” A purge — likely in the form of mass ...

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Eurovision: Azerbaijan’s Farid Mammodov

Well, he’s not hard to look at. And he’s a wrestler. Azerbaijan won Eurovision 2011, prompting activists like Peter Tatchell to warn the contest’s massive gay following against attending last year’s event because Azerbaijan is “an unsafe destination for gay people.” (The winning nation hosts the following year’s contest.) No incidents occurred, although the government of Iran claimed that Azerbaijan ...

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Febreeze Vs Olympic Wrestlers

(Via Boy Culture)

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Fans Arrive For Eurovision Finals

Lots of gay boys, as usual.LIVE STREAMING VIDEO: You can watch the finals live right here with the download of the Eurovision proprietary video plug-in, which works great for me so far.

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EUROVISION: Iran Accuses Azerbaijan Of Hosting A Gay Parade During Contest

The Eurovision finals are taking place this weekend and as many of Europe’s media outlets poured into Baku, neighboring Iran took to its state-controlled press to accuse host nation Azerbaijan of allowing a “gay parade.” On Wednesday, Iran claimed that the Azerbaijani government was insulting Islam because it was going to allow a “gay parade,” according to the semi-official Fars ...

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Eurovision: Azerbaijan’s Sabina Babayeva

I don’t usually like the Eurovision ballads, but this appeals to me, probably because I can tell the remixes are going to be killer. Having won last year, Azerbaijan is this year’s host, and since the host country rarely wins, Sabina doesn’t likely have much of a chance. However, the host country is also automatically in the finals, so we’ll ...

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Peter Tatchell: Eurovision 2011 Winner Azerbaijan Isn’t Safe For Gay People

The winning nation of the Eurovision Song Contest gets to host the event the following year, with gay fans of the contest often comprising one of the largest groups of tourists in attendance. Today noted British LGBT activist Peter Tatchell warns that this year’s Eurovision winner, Azerbaijan, is an unsafe destination for gay people. “Azerbaijan is not a welcoming or ...

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Azerbaijan Wins Eurovision 2011

With a strong 211 points, Azerbaijan’s schlocky pop duo Ell & Nicki were the surprise winners tonight at Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Dusseldorf. Italy’s Rafael Gualazzi and his retro 1940’s sound took second place with 189 points. Third place went to Sweden’s cheesetastic Eric Saade with 185 points. Ireland’s glitzy disco twins Jedward, the favorites of many gay fans, ...

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Eurovision – Azerbaijan’s AySel & Arash

Azerbeijan’s Eurovision entry totally reminds me of late ’80s Miami freestyle – sort of Johnny O & Cynthia go to Baku. Power 96, represent!

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