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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Pakistan a gay man’s paradise?

“Homosexuality is very common in Pakistan,” Sinaan tells me as the Muslim call to prayer rings out along the streets of Islamabad. “But homosexuality is mostly done by straight guys.” A professor, Sinaan asked Daily Xtra to change his name to protect his safety and job security. Pakistan is a world of contrasts: a land of fundamentalist […]

اکوڑہ خٹک، ہم جنس پرست دو خواتین کی خودکشی

پاکستان کے صوبے خیبر پختونخوا کے ضلع نوشہرہ کے شہر اکوڑہ خٹک میں دو ہم جنس پرست لڑکیوں نے ’محبت میں ناکامی‘ کے باعث خود کشی کر لی۔ طالبان باغیوں اور قدامت پسند اقدار کی وجہ سے مشہور پاکستانی صوبے خیبرپختونخوا میں اگرچہ مردوں کے مابین ہم جنس پرستی کے میلانات اور رحجانات معاشرتی سطح […]

Pakistan’s First Trans Model Did An Absolutely Stunning Fashion Photoshoot

LGBT activist Kami Sid is breaking barriers and celebrating trans beauty one fierce pose at a time. Meet Kami Sid, one of Pakistan’s most vocal trans rights activists and the country’s first trans model. Kami has spoken at several events, been interviewed many times, and was featured in the BBC documentary How Gay Is Pakistan? Karachi-based stylist […]