Gay rights sensitive issue for Pakistan following CHOGM

Pakistan said gay rights were a sensitive issue that could “directly clash” with the cultural and religious ethos of the people. Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said Pakistan and several other countries did not support the inclusion of a reference to gay rights in the communique issued at the recent Perth Commonwealth Heads of Government […]

Supreme Court Ruling Gives Pakistan’s Beleaguered Transgender Community New Hope

After decades of neglect and persecution, Pakistan’s transgender minority has been offered new hope following a court decision to give the long-oppressed community the right to vote, Radio Free Europe reports. Pakistan’s Supreme Court issued a ruling on November 14 ordering the country’s election commission to collect data from the transgender community and register them […]

Defending Gay Rights in Pakistan: It’s about Fairness, Tolerance and Human Decency

An article by Raisa Vayani, a student at SZABIST and an intern at Newsline. An event in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride was held in Islamabad recently and was hosted by the Deputy Chief of the US Embassy, Richard Hoagland. At its heart, the gathering promoted the idea of allowing people […]

Defending Gay Rights in Pakistan: It’s about Fairness, Tolerance and Human Decency

An article by Raisa Vayani, a student at SZABIST and an intern at Newsline. An event in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride was held in Islamabad recently and was hosted by the Deputy Chief of the US Embassy, Richard Hoagland. At its heart, the gathering promoted the idea of allowing people […]

Primates of five provinces to reflect on sexuality conflict in Alexandria

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has asked the primates of five provinces, Canada, US Episcopal Church, Uganda, Pakistan, and South Africa, to offer reflections on the impact that the current Anglican conflict over sexuality has had on the mission and priorities of their churches during the primates’ meeting in Alexandria, Egypt. In an […]