Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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Have you been harassed or arrested in AZERBAIJAN because of your same-sex relationship?
Yes, it is against the law to be gay, lesbian or trans
Yes, but it is not against the law
Original article: http://www.france24.com/en/20120521-azerbaijan-slams-iran-over-eurovision-gay-claims
AFP - Azerbaijan on Monday accused neighbour Iran of slander for claiming that a gay pride march would be held in Baku while the city hosts the po... >>>
The Azeri organisation, Gender and Development, which works on LGBT issues and is affiliated to ILGA, has issued this statement re Saturday’s Eurovision song contest:
1. During the Eurovision Song Contest we plan to meet with all the journalists wh... >>>
A top event for many gay Europeans is the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held this year on the 26th May in Baku, Azerbaijan. After extensive research we discovered that this country is not only hostile to gay men but we received a warning abo... >>>
Original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14913247
Officials in Azerbaijan insist gay visitors are welcome to the 2012 Eurovision song contest when the event, which has an enthusiastic gay following, is hosted in the capital, Baku.
Although homosexuality was decriminalised in 2001, the LGBT community suffers police harassment and brutality. They have no legal protection against discrimination. Homophobic prejudice Homophobic prejudice, threats and violence are systemic problems. The Eurovision organisers must seek guarantees from the Azerbaijani government that it will respect human rights, that visitors to next year's competition will not be victimized and that domestic and foreign media covering the event will be able to report freely, without harassment. >>>