First ever LGBT Pride-March in Azerbaijan. 17th May is being celebrated in every community as a Day Against Homophobia. This was a result of need, as society isolated LGBT people, hated them all the time. People who were against any kind of discrimination opposed this.
But, only 17th May fills the world with its colors. Now Azerbaijan also added its own color. It is time to say stop homophobia and transophobia in Azerbaijan. It is time to say stop discrimination of people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Finally more than 30 LGBT people and our friends organized gathered together to celebrate the diversity.Within support of Netherlands embassy in Baku Nefes LGBT Azerbaijan organized diversity march event in Baku, first ever in Azerbaijan.
We marched to the oldest human settlements in Azerbaijan – Gobustan. We gathered to deliver the message “We are as old as Gobustan” which stands against the stereotype ‘LGBT life style is exported from West and it was never belong to Azerbaijan and it’s society”.
To show our unity against society’s hate not only LGBT, but also non-LGBT persons came with us. We just want equal rights, we want not to be insulted, beaten by police, not to be fired, not to be treated as sick person. We will fight for our rights!
Maybe yesterday we were only 3 people, now it is 30 and tomorrow we will be 3000. Because, we know that still there are people who shares our thoughts!
This video will take to our pride day…