Archive for the tag Homophobia

We Are Everywhere : Iran LGBT community

A group of LGBT Iranians have posted videos of themselves on Facebook in a campaign to highlight the discrimination against sexual minorities in Iran where homosexuals are put to death.

Spotlight On Iran: Three Men Executed

South Asia is not a predictable or cohesive collection of countries, especially in regards to queer people’s human rights. While India and Nepal are making strides in regards to LGBTQ human rights, there are other parts of South Asia where the threat to queer people’s danger is more blatant.

Politics & Partying [Our World This Week]

A while ago there was the gay Pakistani couple in New Zealand with family issues, but there doesn’t seem to have been too much drama going on in our world as of late. Trust that I’m pleased, but I find that hard to believe, so let me know if I’m missing any important news!

A Craigslist Conundrum

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo from Gawker]

 

I came across an article on Gawker regarding the strange ban of queer, undocumented, and Muslim people from a garage sale …

Play Reading “Ek Madhav Baug”

“Ek Madhav Baug,” a Hindi play by the late celebrated playwright Chetan Datar. “Ek Madhav Baug” is a pioneering Marathi language play about homosexuality and acceptance of the gay community.

Film Screening : “365 without 377”

This movie discusses the issue of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in India after the repeal of the 377 verdict through the eyes of three protagonists joining the 1 year celebration in Mumbai.

No Gays In Pakistan’s Islam

As many as nine persons including four police officials were injured and 25 were arrested on Friday in a protest against United States (US) Embassy for hosting gay and transgender’s …

A Queer Desi for Queer Youth: Detention Center Dynamics

At the start of this summer I started the final internship for my Master of Social Work program. I’m placed at the youth detention center where I anticipated the opportunity to work with minority youth, however I wasn’t sure if I was going to need to or be able to advocate for queer youth in the system.

Film : Stonewall Uprising

There was a time in history when they called it a mental illness that had reached epic proportions. When there were public service announcements to curb the practices of so called ‘sexual psychopaths’. If you were queer in the 1960’s you would have been strapped to a chair and shocked into re-orientation.
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