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Bangladesh: 25 men arrested for attending a gay gathering

Bangladesh: 25 men arrested for attending a gay gathering

Police in Bangladesh have raided a meeting of a local gay group and accused the attendees of being in possession of illegal drugs. Bangladesh’s notorious Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided the gathering in Dhaka on May 19, arrested 28 men, paraded them in front of the media while saying they were gay, and accused them […]

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Bangladesh’s first LGBTI magazine editor brutally murdered

Two LGBTI activists have been brutally murdered in Bangladesh, including the senior editor of the nation’s first queer magazine. ‘Roopbaan’ magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan (pictured right) was killed by machete wielding attackers in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Another person believed to be an LGBTI activist was also murdered in the attacks, but their identity has yet to be confirmed. Maruf […]

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