We had the opportunity to talk to Helge, a German journalist who spent some time only a few months ago in Azerbaijan.
He gives us some insight behind Azerbaijan’s major push (on several fronts) to make the world notice it, and how perhaps it would behove the LGBT Eurovision fans and their allies to step away from the Crystal Hall.
- Eurovision Glitz Is Assured, But For Azerbaijan’s Gays, It’s Same Old Song (rferl.org)
- Eurovision 2012: Crystal Hall Takes Shape (eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com)
- ‘Tortured’ singer flees Azerbaijan days before Eurovision (guardian.co.uk)