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.
Oxu news reports that the event, organised by gay rights activists Ruslan Baluxin, took place “in a friendly atmosphere and without incidents” on Saturday.
No arrests were made and there were no reports of violence or harassment.
According to Modern Azerbaijan, the campaigners covered their faces, but also raised rainbow pride flags high over their heads.
(source: Pink News, 13-Sep-13)