Tuesday, November 8, 2011

LGBT movement in Pakistan

LGBT Flag
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) is movement, which has been loudly voiced since long. It advocates the freedom of sex orientation to be decided by one self rather than by his/her religion, social class, community, or any other body.

In Pakistan - an Islamic Republic, governed by Constitution of 1973, which is based on Shariah (Islamic laws) - LGBT term was not much common until few years back, but today, almost everyone living in the big cities - Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar (A notion that People living there are gay, I don't wish to use that term but it's perception of Pakistani people) knows what LGBT means and what they praise about.

What motivated me to write on this issue is articles in Express Tribune since long. One might think why I'm writing on this topic, don't you? Huh? Let me clear, I'm not adovcate of LGBT movement. Numerous writers had and have been using ink to write about this topic e. g.: Let’s get one thing straight...I’m not, Nuwas Manto (An 18 years olg youth activist of LGBT movement in Pakistan), Because I'm a lesbian, but fortunate enough they are not gaining support of minds except by few tot like minds.

On June 26, 2011 US embassy have organized some event about the gays in Pakistan, which instigated masses of Pakistan to that surged the hater for US and other organizations working for LGBT movement.

Who says there is no gay/lesbian in Pakistan, huh? There may be thousands, if not thousands, hundreds of people having LGBT sex orientation, it is acceptable only if it is observed in bedroom, but when it comes to publicize in the streets, not body going to accept. A sin committed alone in privacy  isn't worth to be discussed, but when it comes to the interest of large population, it should be disgraced.
Following is the discussion of LGBT on media in Pakistan:


According to my opinion, if religion has prohibited the sexual relationship with same gender, there must be some dark side pertaining matter. So allowing LGBT would be harmful for the society in terms of values, ehtics and taboos.

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