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Who is Azis?

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Gay icon of Bulgaria. This can be the shortest and most directly definition of him. But Azis is more than that. He is a Bulgarian singer who has suffered double discrimination: first because he is gypsy, and a second one because he is homosexual.

Behind his flamboyant image, it hides a man concerned about gay rights. At first people didn’t take him seriously, but Azis has demonstrated his involvement in homosexuality problems. He has supported campaigns for gay equality, Roma people and women. These three groups are the most discriminated groups in the Bulgarian society.

Among his fans are mainly women, but also he has his detractors as homophobic, racist or nationalist Bulgarians.

But one week ago, Azis announced that he wants to leave the country because the homophobia has grown a lot.

 

“I am fed up of this country. Fed up and upset of the homophobia and the racism…”

 

 

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