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Added on: 06/27/2024
DHAKA, BANGLADESH — Pride Month, the monthlong celebration of LGBTQ+ culture and rights, is not publicly celebrated in Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority country where same-sex relationships are illegal under…

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Added on: 05/07/2024
The arrest in Bangladesh of two lesbians who wanted to get married has drawn criticism from Paris-based human rights advocates. Asha Sinha, age 16,, and Liza Akhter,…

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Added on: 03/30/2024
03/29/2024
Transgender hijra people in Bangladesh opened the Muslim-majority country’s first mosque for their community early this month, heralding a new era for the much-discriminated group….

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Added on: 03/10/2024
LGBTQ rights activists have denounced Bangladeshi politicians for their anti-gay and anti-trans hate speech in recent months along with their opposition to inclusion of references to transgender…

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Added on: 01/28/2024
A leading organization advocating for the rights of LGBTQ people in Bangladesh has come to the defense of a university that fired a professor who spread misinformation…

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Added on: 01/14/2024
01/13/2024
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has come under scrutiny for criticizing US President Joe Biden’s economic policies, specifically targeting federal spending on promoting transgender rights in Bangladesh. However,…

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Added on: 12/04/2023
12/03/2023
Hochemin Islam, a prominent transgender rights activist, was set to speak at “Women’s Career Carnival” on November 24 at the capital’s North South University (NSU). However, the…

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Added on: 11/27/2023
DHAKA (TIP): Bangladeshi trans woman Yasin Ahmed Sokal always wanted the freedom to dress like her sisters, but never in her wildest dreams did she imagine being…

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Added on: 06/26/2023
Scanning the cafe between sips of his latte, Abir says caution is the byword of every gay man in Bangladesh. “People have been killed for talking about…

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Added on: 03/28/2023
JusticeMakers Bangladesh, a renowned human rights organization, has expressed grave concern over the murder of Khalek, a transgender woman, on Feb. 19 in Gazipur in central Bangladesh….

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Added on: 02/25/2023
02/23/2023
Wearing bright saris and heavy make-up, many of Bangladesh’s transgenders, or hijras, spend their days begging from people stuck in traffic and shopkeepers who give them small…

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Added on: 02/12/2023
02/11/2023
Bangladesh said on Saturday it had withdrawn two new school textbooks after protests from Islamist groups incensed by a curriculum overhaul to recognise transgender identities, same-sex relationships…

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Added on: 11/18/2022
The Bangladeshi human rights organization JusticeMakers Bangladesh expressed concern and anger over the attempt to expel the gay teacher, Aminul Islam, from his position as senior lecturer…

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Added on: 10/19/2022
A gay teacher has been barred from teaching classes at a Bangladesh secondary school in response to protests by students. Ramzan Ali, a teacher at Savar Model…

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Added on: 08/19/2022
Shivani Dave is a freelance journalist and broadcaster at Openly and Virgin Radio. Growing up I never thought Brown people could be LGBTQ+. That’s an absolutely ridiculous thought,…

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Added on: 02/02/2022
Riya Moni is putting her makeup on. She is not afraid of being caught or humiliated anymore – her makeup is her transgression. She is a transgender…

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Added on: 11/30/2021
11/30/2021
A small town in Bangladesh has elected the country’s first transgender mayor after the 45-year-old independent candidate beat her ruling party rival in a landslide, officials said…

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Added on: 09/18/2021
Simran Snigdha was begging when a chance encounter helped get her off Bangladesh’s streets and realize her artistic dreams — one of a growing number of transgender…

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Added on: 08/31/2021
The activist Xulhaz Mannan, who had started a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender magazine, was hacked to death in a machete attack in 2016. DHAKA, Bangladesh —…

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Added on: 06/29/2021
06/28/2021
For much of the past two centuries, it was illegal to be gay in a vast swathe of the world – thanks to colonial Britain. Till today,…

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Added on: 06/05/2021
Bangladesh has declared a tax rebate for companies hiring transgender people to boost the government’s social inclusion efforts for the marginalised group in the Muslim-majority South Asian…

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Added on: 04/28/2021
04/27/2021
A verdict is expected soon for eight suspects charged with murder over the killing of two Bangladeshi gay-rights activists who were hacked to death in a Dhaka…

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Added on: 03/22/2021
03/21/2021
A long white shawl on her head, Rani Khan gives daily Koran lessons at Pakistan’s first transgender-only madrasa, or Islamic religious school, which she set up herself…

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Added on: 03/09/2021
03/09/2021
To cheers from colleagues, Bangladesh’s first transgender news presenter broke down in tears , but only after her word-perfect debut was beamed to the nation and the…

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Added on: 01/21/2021
01/21/2021
Riya was given away by her parents when she was five after a short spell at school where she was bullied for being different. Unable to accept…

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Added on: 01/19/2021
01/18/2021
Shahamat Uddin moved to the United States recently to look for a better future after living in fear for his life as a marginalized gay man in…

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Added on: 11/18/2020
11/17/2020
The first madrassa, or Islamic school, specifically for transgender students in Bangladesh opened last week in the capital city of Dhaka. It was a first not only…

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Added on: 11/16/2020
11/15/2020
Transgender people will soon be able to inherit property from their families, Bangladesh’s law minister said Sunday, the latest effort to give the minority group more rights…

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Added on: 11/07/2020
11/6/2020
Bangladesh’s first religious school for transgender people has opened in Dhaka. More than 150 students will study Islamic and vocational subjects free of charge at the privately-funded…

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Added on: 11/07/2020
The LGBT community faces widespread discrimination in the South Asian country, with a colonial-era law still in place that punishes gay sex by prison terms, though enforcement…