Category Archives: Pakistan

Queer Activism in Pakistan

-By Hadi Hussain (The article was published in Oct-Dec 2010 issue of Gaylaxy magazine) Recently I came across an interview of Ali Saleem aka Begum Nawazish Ali by Vishwas Kukarni from Times of India. When Saleem was asked about gay … Continue reading

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Homosexuality in Pakistan

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Coming Out Story

By Hadi Hussain Coming out has been an extremely audacious and strident process for me as it seemed next to impossibility to accept myself as who I am as the dynamics of Pakistani society are quite unique from Western cultures. … Continue reading

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I am Sorry Daddy for Being a Fat Fag

By Hadi Hussain Once upon a time, I was just a kid, a regular shy kid with average weight but then one day, things started to change. The magical words of some fairy godmother lost their way and struck me … Continue reading

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US EMBASSY’S PRIDE CELEBRATIONS IN ISLAMABAD: MORE DAMAGE THAN SUPPORT -Hadi Hussain   In accordance with the US President Barack Obama’s May 31, 2011 GLBT Pride Proclamation that, “we rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity,” US Ambassador for … Continue reading

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Ifti Nasim

Ifti Nasim. Ifti Nasim is an Islamic poet, writer and activist. He was born in Pakistan, but now resides in Chicago where he hosts a radio program and is involved in the LGBT community. He effortlessly becomes the main attraction … Continue reading

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Chay Magazine Having observed in Pakistani society, a disturbing tendency towards fear and shame around issues of sex and sexuality – that is to say, around a normal human interaction – the founders of Chay Magazine feel that sex and sexuality … Continue reading

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