Topics :: Pakistan

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Pakistani Man Admits to Killing Men to Warn About ’Evils’ of Homosexuality

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Apr 28, 2014
A Pakistani paramedic was arrested last week and admitted to killing three men, saying he wanted to send a message about the "evils" of homosexuality.

Pakistan Blocks Its First LGBT Support Website

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Pakistan officials have blocked a website that aims to support the country’s LGBT community.

Transgender Pakistanis Running For Election

By Nick Perry | Thursday Apr 18, 2013
For the first time in Pakistan’s history, transgender people are running as candidates. The development marks a sign of progress for transgender people in this conservative country, where they have long been met by abuse.

Outrage in Pakistan Over Suggestive Pictures of Clerics & Young Boys

By Asif Shahzad | Saturday Dec 29, 2012
Pakistan’s leading art school is facing legal censure, public outrage and death threats after its journal published paintings of Islamic clerics & boys that suggested a teaching moment that went beyond the Koran.

Gay Pakistani Muslim Poet (and Fashion Icon) Dies at 64

By SOPHIA TAREEN | Friday Jul 29, 2011
Ifti Nasim - the gay Pakistani Muslim poet, activist and Chicago radio show host - strode in wearing leather pants, a leather overcoat and pimp hat with feather.

Pakistani Muslims Condemn US Gay Rights Meeting

By Zarar Khan | Monday Jul 4, 2011
A group of conservative Islamic political and religious officials has condemned a meeting by the U.S. Embassy supporting gay rights in Pakistan as "cultural terrorism" against the country.

Tax Day in Pakistan Includes Transgender ’Enforcers’

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Apr 18, 2011
Pakistanis who fail to pay up on tax day might find a posse of transgender tax collectors at their door--a form of "enforcement" that relies less on muscle than on local attitudes regarding sexual minorities, attitudes that spell humiliation for scofflaws whom the trans tax collectors target.

Police in NW Pakistan stop transgender wedding

By Riaz Khan | Wednesday May 26, 2010
Police in northwestern Pakistan broke up an apparent wedding between a businessman and his transgender bride, saying Tuesday they could face seven years in prison for violating laws against same-sex marriage in the devoutly Muslim country.

Pakistan blocks YouTube over unIslamic content

By Sebastian Abbott | Thursday May 20, 2010
The Pakistani government blocked access to YouTube on Thursday because of "sacrilegious" content in a growing Internet crackdown against sites deemed offensive to the country’s majority Muslim population.

Pakistan’s ’third gender’ seek greater rights

By Elena Becatoros | Monday Feb 8, 2010
Pakistan’s transgender community has long lived on society’s margins, harassed by police, ridiculed as freaks, pitied as the outcast people of Allah and often rejected by their own families. Now the Supreme Court is giving them hope through a petition for their rights to be respected.
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