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Ali Malikov

Ali Malikov is a queer activist and journalist. They are also one of the founders of the feminist-queer platform 'Femkulis'.

A prison within a prison: trans women behind bars in Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijani prisons, trans women face physical violence, sexual abuse, and psychological damage.

Blood and democracy: the fight for animal rights in Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan, animal rights activists have been protesting the illegal shooting of dogs by municipal authorities.

Azerbaijan’s queer sex workers face double isolation

Queer sex workers in Azerbaijan face systemic discrimination by the state, while also struggling to find acceptance within the larger queer community.

Obituary | Avaz Hafizli

Ali Malikov writes about Avaz’s activism for the queer community in Azerbaijan, and his lasting contributions to the movement.