جنوبی ایشیائی ہم جنس پرستوں کی زبردستی شادیاں

برطانیہ کی ایک پولیس فورس کے مطابق جنوبی ایشیا سے تعلق رکھنے والے سینکڑوں ہم جنس پرست مرد اور خواتین کی اُن کی مرضی کے خلاف مخالف جنس کے افراد سے شادیاں کروائی جا رہی ہیں۔ ویسٹ مڈلینڈز پولیس کا کہنا ہے کہ اپنے ہی خاندان کی جانب سے مخالف جنس کے ساتھ شادی پر […]

Two bills tabled in Senate for transgender rights

ISLAMABAD: After rejection of an earlier bill presented by Senator Babar Awan as a private members’ bill, two more bills seeking protection of the rights of transgender have been tabled in the Senate. The bills titled, ‘The Transgender and Intersex persons (Promotion and Protection of Rights) Bill, 2017 and ‘The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) […]

First passport issued with gender-neutral ‘X’ option

PESHAWAR: In a historic first, Farzana Jan on Friday became the first citizen of Pakistan to carry a passport that allows its bearer to select a gender other than male or female. The acknowledgement of members of the transgender community follows years of activism that forced the country’s legal system to recognise gender on the […]

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 […]

Pakistan opposes UN discussion on violence against LGBT

Pakistan along with all 57 countries belonging to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the UN have declared opposition to the upcoming UN Human Rights Council’s discussion on discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.   Prior to the panel discussion scheduled for March 7, 2012 in Geneva, Pakistani Ambassador […]

Is it time for gay rights in Pakistan?

Earlier this month, for the first time in its history, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution to protect and uphold gay rights universally. The US Department of State successfully lobbied to bring under the banner of universal declaration of human rights, equal rights for lesbians, gays, and transgender people. The resolution was passed with 23 affirmations […]