All is quiet in Azerbaijan. For a country seeking to raise its profile on the national stage, it remains unclear if Azerbaijan is a welcoming country for LGBTI people. Reports of raids targeting LGBTI people surfaced in September raising concerns in Washington. In a letter, a bipartisan group of Senators are urging the U.S. State Department to start an investigation to determine if press reports of more than 50 gay and transgender people being detained in Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku are credible.
January 23 / South Florida Gay News