Javid Nabiyev – Azerbaijan

Javid Nabiyev is an openly gay Azerbaijani political activist, and founder and president of Nefes LGBT Azerbaijan, through which he published a brief interview with Conchita Wurst.

He organised the first Azerbaijan Pride in 2014 under the heading We are old as Gobustan! (a 10,000 year old settlement) and his work featured in the IDAHOT 2014 Report on Azerbaijan.

The fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List – 33 inspiring people from around the world promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights every day.

In 2016 we launched a global social media campaign and asked our global network to help us find inspiring people who are using culture to promote freedom and equality, who are provoking debate, or are risking their lives to promote the rights of LGBT people in their society or country. We’re inspired by our fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List and hope you will be too.