In recent years, TikTok has become a platform for sharing all kinds of content, including educational content. And now, a queer historian from Azerbaijan is using the platform to share his research on queer history, sexuality, and gender.
The TikTok account – Queer Historian, created by the historian, features videos that are both informative and engaging. The author uses his own articles and papers to create content that covers a range of topics related to queer history and sexuality. The videos are aimed at educating and informing people about these issues, and have already gained a large following.
The author, Vahid Aliyev said that he was inspired to create the TikTok account because he felt that there was a lack of representation of queer history and sexuality in mainstream media in Azerbaijan. He believes that it is important to educate people about these issues, especially in a country like Azerbaijan, where there is still a lot of stigma surrounding LGBTQI+ identities.
“I want to use my platform to share information about queer history and sexuality, and to help people understand these topics better,” Vahid Aliyev said in an interview with Nafas LGBTI. “I think it’s important to create a space where people can learn and ask questions without fear of judgment or discrimination.”
The videos cover a range of topics, from the history of queer activism to contemporary research on gender and sexuality. They are presented in an accessible and engaging way, with the author sometimes using humour to make complex topics more approachable.
The author said that he plans to continue creating content for the TikTok account, and hopes to expand his reach. “I think that there is a lot of interest in these topics, and I want to continue to share information and start conversations,” he said. “I hope that my TikTok account can be a space where people can learn and grow together.”