Another First in Pakistan: Transgender on the Cover of a Fashion Magazine

LAHORE – Kami Sid, Pakistan’s first transgender model graced the pages of the UPFRONT magazine’s seventh issue, a lifestyle magazine affiliated with Daily Pakistan. Kami Sid was photographed by Nadia Narejo in a checked black and white top for the exclusive cover story for UPFRONT. Kami Sid is an ardent activist for her country’s marginalised transgender community, […]

Pakistan registers transgender man officially as male for the first time, issues male identity card

LAHORE – For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a transgender person has registered himself with National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) as a male. Born a girl, 32-year-old Mani received his new Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) Wednesday after more than two months of ‘legal endeavours’. The acknowledgement of members of the transgender […]

WATCH: trailer of God’s Own Country

اگر آپ کو کلاسک فلم Brokeback Mountain پسند ہے، تو آپ کے لئے ایک اچھی خبر ہے۔ God’s Own Country آنے والی گے ڈرامہ فلم ہے جس کا موازنہ بہت سے لوگ 2005 کی آسکر شدہ فلم سے کر رہے ہیں۔ اس فلم کا مختصر ٹریلر مداحی سمیٹنے کے لئے پہلے ہی جاری کر دیا […]

پاکستانی ہم جنس پرست امام مسجد کی جرمنی تک پہنچنے کی داستان

نہ تو قرآن اور نہ ہی حدیث کی رُو سے میں غلط تھا۔ کیونکہ میں خدا کی تخلیق ہوں اور میں ویسا ہوں جیسا اُس نے مجھے بنایا۔ اور اگر میں غلط ہوں تو کیا خدا نے مجھے غلط بنایا؟ خدا غلطی نہیں کرتا اور میں اس پر ایمان رکھتا ہوں۔

This Animated Movie About Two Gay Boys Looks Really, Really Sweet

Children’s media has a devastatingly scarce collection of queer characters and stories, but two animation students at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida are setting out to change that. Beth David and Esteban Bravo have created a film, called In A Heartbeat, about two young gay students. Children’s media has a devastatingly scarce collection […]

Nepalese couple makes history with first trans marriage

The first official marriage in Nepal where one of the couple is trans may happen soon. Monika Shahi Nath and Ramesh Nath Yogi registered and were granted a marriage licence in May in western Nepal. The couple addressed media on Saturday saying they registered their wedding and it was accepted in their home district. Nepal […]

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani asks colleagues telling transphobic jokes: ‘what side do you wanna be on?’

The comedian and actor took to Twitter to caution against the hate and violence jokes contribute to Following the death of trans woman TeeTee Dangerfield and the anti-trans hate speech on The Breakfast Club, actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani had words for Twitter. This is so devastating. Comedians making transphobic jokes: what side do you wanna be on? […]

Mass Nigerian arrests for ‘homosexual acts’ in Lagos State

More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the hotel was cordoned off while the investigation was carried out. Homosexual acts […]

بعض جانوروں میں ہم جنس پرستی کا رجحان پایا جاتا ہے

معاشرے میں بعض انسان ہم جنس پرستی کی جانب مائل دکھائی دیتے ہیں۔ تازہ تحقیق سے معلوم ہوا ہے کہ جانوروں میں بھی ہم جنس پرستی کا رجحان پایا جاتا ہے۔ ان میں کیڑے، مچھلیاں، پرندے اور دودھ پلانے والے جانور شامل ہیں۔ تحقيق سے معلوم ہوا ہے کہ تقریباً ڈیڑھ ہزار جانوروں، کیڑوں اور […]

US Muslims are more accepting of homosexuality than White evangelicals

Some attitudes take a long time to change. But a new survey looking at different faiths’ acceptance of the LGBTQ community has thrown up some interesting results. It suggests that Muslims in American are more accepting of homosexuality than white evangelical Protestants. Furthermore, their rate of acceptance is moving is increasing faster than those of […]