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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Pakistan

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There are no gay rights activists in Pakistan and homosexuality is illegal. The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...

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Penal Code

Section 377, a law introduced by the British government in 1860 criminalizes "carnal knowledge of any man against the order of nature", with a penalty of anywhere from 2 to 10 years. The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...


Islamic law was re-introduced in 1990. Pakistani civil law punishes those who have gay sex with two years to life in prison, while Islamic law, which also can be enforced legally, calls for up to 100 lashes or death by stoning. Sharia (Arabic شريعة also Sharia, Shariah or Syariah) is traditional Islamic law. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...


Persecution and abuse

Their have been only a handful of official news reports of the criminal laws against homosexuality being enforced directly. Much of the research of how the law is being enforced falls onto people such as Adnan Aliwas, a Muslim born in Pakistan but moved to the United Kingdom where he helped to start up a UK chapter of Al-Fatiha. Surat Al-Fatiha (The Opening or The Exordium) is the opening chapter of the Quran; it consists of a short 7-verse prayer which Muslims repeat at the beginning of every rakah of salat. ...


In May 1997, Mohammad Zaman, 38, a mosque worker, was charged with sexually assaulting Fahimullah, a 14-year-old student. Both the man and the boy were lashed publicly in Bara Bazar in Pakistan's western Khyber Agency, an area administered by local Afridi tribespeople for engaging in sodomy. Zaman received 75 blows and the boy got 32 [1]. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Khyber (Urdu: خیبر) is a tribal area in FATA region of Pakistan. ... Men from the Afridi tribe in battle Afridi (Urdu: آفریدی ) (Pashto: اپريدي ) is a Pashtun tribe. ... François Elluin, Sodomites provoking the wrath of God, from Le pot pourri de Loth (1781). ...


In 2003 three Pakistani men were arrested in the city of Lahore when one of their relatives turned them in for engaging in homosexuality as a private party [2]. Their punishment is not known. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


While the enforcement of the criminal law may be sporadic, it is widely believed that police officers will often blackmail people that know or believe engage in homosexuality in order to extort money from them.


In April 2003, a UN vote on homosexual human rights was derailed at the last minute by an alliance of disapproving countries, including Pakistan. 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for April 2003. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ...


Four gay men are known to have been granted asylum in Canada and the United States.


Gay life in the country

Homosexual sex is a taboo subject in Pakistan's conservative society, although their are certain situational examples where homosexuality is tolerated as long as it is discret and the men involved justify it as a result of a lack of access to women. This article is about cultural prohibitions in general, for other uses, see Taboo (disambiguation). ...


The Internet has made it easier for gay men and men who have sex with other men to find and meet each other [3].


Prostitution is common and male sex workers out number female sex workers in some red light districts. [4] Boys and young men coerced or forced into sex work are sometimes later arrested under Pakistan's sodomy law. [5] Whore redirects here. ... A sex worker is anyone who earns their living by providing sexual services. ... A red-light district is a neighborhood where prostitution is a common part of everyday life. ...


Transgender Community

Communities of hijra, a transgender group with roots which stretch back to the Mughal empire, are found in all major cities [6]. In the culture of the Indian subcontinent a hijra (also known by a number of different names and romanised spellings) is usually considered a member of the third sex — neither man nor woman. ... Transgender (IPA: , from trans (Latin) and gender (English) ) is a general term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies that diverge from the normative gender role (woman or man) commonly, but not always, assigned at birth, as well as the role traditionally held by society. ... It has been suggested that Mughal Era be merged into this article or section. ...


HIV and AIDS

Due to the sensitivity of the topic, there is widespread ignorance about AIDS and HIV. It is estimated that between 70,000 and 80,000 of Pakistan's population of 160 million is HIV positive. [7] Pakistan's numerous male sex workers have little access to information about preventing infection. [8] Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a frequently mutating retrovirus that attacks the human immune system and which has been shown to cause acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). ...


See also

Pakistan’s human rights record is generally regarded as poor by domestic and international observers, although there have been some improvements since 2000. ...

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