Azerbaijan: Mr Gay Europe 2007

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on the surprise entry by 19-year-old Sadikj Ragimov into the Mr Gay Europe 2007 contest. This is the first time that any contestant from the South Caucasus has entered the competition, the blogger notes, and was an amazing show of courage from someone living in a deeply homophobic part of the world.

It should also be noted that the blogger himself set an important precedent — being Armenian and able to blog on neighbouring countries, especially on such a sensitive issue as LGBT rights, without resorting to [ethnic] prejudice or bias.

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