Tag: Sexual Minorities

  • منٹو کے جنم دن پہ فلم ڈائریکٹر نندتا داس کا خط منٹو کے نام- نندتا داس

    منٹو کے جنم دن پہ فلم ڈائریکٹر نندتا داس کا خط منٹو کے نام- نندتا داس

    ڈئیر منٹو صاحب، جنم دن مبارک ! شوٹنگ کے پاگل پن ، چیلنج کی کثرت کے درمیان ،تم مجھے پرسکون رہنے کی طاقت دیتے ہو۔اور پختہ عزم کے ساتھ چیزیں جیسے وہ ہیں اور ان کے بارے میں ویسا ردعمل دینے کے لئے جیسا ہونا بنتا ہے مجھے تم سے ہی حوصلہ ملتا ہے۔تم ہی […]

  • The Pink: She really loves You but you are coward

    The Pink: She really loves You but you are coward

    کاری کاری رینا  ساری سان اندھیرے کیوں لائی روشنی کے پاؤں میں یہ بیڑیاں سی کیوں آئی بھجیا رے کیسے انگارے جیسے چھاؤں اندھیری ، دھوپ میلی کیوں ہے رے آپ اگر ایک فیمنسٹ ہیں اور آپ نے انرورادھو رائے چودھری اور سوہجیت سرکار کی فلم ” پنک” نہیں دیکھی تو پھر آپ کا فیمن […]

  • دھندے والی – عامر حسینی

    دھندے والی – عامر حسینی

    وہ مری اس وقت سے دوست ہے جب میں ایک ایسے رسالے کے لئے کام کرتا تھا جس کے سرورق پہ بڑی حد تک برہنہ دو عورتوں کی تصویریں ضرور شایع کی جاتی تھیں اگرچہ رسالے میں بہت سے سنجیدہ مضمون، فیچر اور تجزیے بھی شایع کئے جاتے تھے-یہ صحافت میں مرے طفولیت کا زمانہ […]

  • Pakistan criticised for censoring article about Muslim women and sex

    Pakistan criticised for censoring article about Muslim women and sex

      A feminist writer has criticised Pakistan for censoring an article on Muslim women and sex, saying the ban exposed the extent of the country’s discrimination against women. Mona Eltahawy, an award-winning Egyptian-American journalist and campaigner for women’s rights, wrote an opinion column, “Sex talk for Muslim women”, that was published by the International New […]

  • Editorial: World’s only multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-gendered religious procession attacked by Deobandis

    Editorial: World’s only multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-gendered religious procession attacked by Deobandis

    According to the Voice of America, “Eight people were killed when gunmen opened fire on a Shi’ite Muslim religious procession in Pakistan on Friday, hospital officials said, in what appeared to be the latest incident of spiralling sectarian violence”. The VOA further reported, “Most of the attacks are the work of Sunni Muslim extremists, many […]

  • Who will speak out for kalash tribe of Pakistan? – by Pakistani Meem

    Who will speak out for kalash tribe of Pakistan? – by Pakistani Meem

    Who will speak out for kalash tribe of Pakistan? Are we going to allow this rich culture to disappear from our northern frontiers? Are we going to wipe these kafirs from Pakistan’s religious diversity too? online petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/secretary-general-of-united-nations-help-preserve-kalash-a-tribe-in-pakistan-for-united-nations-protected-site Pakistan is a culturally and religiously diverse country and the world’s oldest living civilization, the Kalasha that […]

  • The vulnerability of Khawja Siras in Pakistan -by Zeeba Hashmi

    The fact is they exist, and have been existing here throughout our history. They were the entertainers, the artisans, the lovers, the bodyguards, the warriors, the dancers, the feeble among the crux of the society that never looked at them with recognition. Their public mockery and derogatory instigations have pushed them towards the retrograde in […]

  • On US Embassy and Pakistani Homosexuals – By Nuwas Manto

    Now that its been sometime since the US embassy Pride event took place I believe it is time to shout back at the ensuing homophobia resulting out of it. The resultant fear of many queers that a public anti-homophobia discourse would only be harmful and call more of uncalled attention to the LGBT community made […]

  • Allama of the 21st Century – Ibtisam Ilahi Zaheer – by Usmann Rana

      Capitalizing on the US embassy holding pride event and the ensuing fiasco, Aaj television tabled a debate on LGBT people with a panel consisting of Islamabad based journalist Marvi Sirmed and fashion journalist Mohsin Sayeed along with the media’s current favorite, Islamist “scholar” Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer. For those unable to recall who he is, […]

  • CBS Tribute to Pioneering gay Pakistani-American Muslim poet Ifti Nasim

    Editor’s Note:  We are reproducing the glowing tribute by CBS for Ifti Nasim.  His death reminds us of the intolerant society we have become.  Our LGBT friends and supportors have informed us that there are different interpretations of the religious texts on this issue and not all of them take the harsh and intolerant view that […]

  • In Memory of Iftekhar Naseem

            ہمیں افتخار نسیم ہمیشہ یاد رہیں گے اس لئے کہ ہماری جان پہچان  نہ ہونے کے برابر تھی، صرف ایک قاری اور مصّنف کا رشتہ تھا، پھر بھی وہ چند مکالمے جو ہم میں ہوئے ایک اچھا اثر چھوڑ گئے، ان  کی شخصیت اور ان کے تخلیقی کام نے بہت متاثر […]

  • Homophobic and secularphobic judges in Pakistan’s apex court

    Related post: Pakistani Tweeples slam pro-JI homophobe Samad Khurram ’لامحدود اختیار سے سیکولر ازم کا خدشہ‘ پاکستان کی سپریم کورٹ کے چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری نے کہا ہے کہ پارلیمنٹ کو لامحدور اختیارات دینے سے ملک سیکولرازم کی طرف جا سکتا ہے۔ پیر کے روز اٹھارہویں آئینی ترمیم کے خلاف درخواستوں کی سماعت کرتے […]

  • A Pakistan you never knew! Being gay in the Islamic Republic – by Shaheryar Ali and Nuwas Manto

    First published at Sherryx’s Weblog “Invisibility” and “Silence” are the hallmark of  fascist societies. A national stereotype is built and than implemented through ideological and coercive apparatuses  of the state. Gender is an important battle ground in these “nation-building” projects. A section of Pakistan’s founding fathers was already obsessed with “Super-man”, it was recycled as […]