Category: LGBT

Video/ I Can Be Gay AND Muslim | LOVE DON’T JUDGE

Video/ I Can Be Gay AND Muslim | LOVE DON’T JUDGE.

 

DEATH THREATS and acid attacks should be the last things you have to worry about on your wedding day. Unfortunately, this was the reality for Jared Choudhury, 26, when he married the love of his life Sean Rogan, 22, at a ceremony two-years ago in Walsall, UK. Due to safety concerns, the service was boycotted by Jared’s entire family after sinister threats were made by members of the local conservative Muslim community. Anxiety induced by fear of violence is a regular problem for Jared, who has spent the last 15 years conflicted about his sexuality and religion.

Video/ Muslims and gays ‘are unwelcome here’ – BBC News

 

Video/ Muslims and gays ‘are unwelcome here’ – BBC News.

A village in Hungary has banned Muslim dress, the call to prayer and and “homosexual propaganda”. By leading what it calls “the war against Muslim culture”, it hopes to attract other Christian Europeans who object to multiculturalism in their own countries. Its mayor, Laszlo Toroczkai, says that while he would welcome people from Western Europe to live in the area, “we wouldn’t like to attract Muslims to the village”. Lesley Ashmall reports.

Video/ Growing up illegally gay – Four life stories | ‘I am…’ short film

Video/ Growing up illegally gay – Four life stories | ‘I am…’ short film.

What was it like growing up being illegally gay? Before 1967, homosexuality was illegal in the United Kingdom. Through the decades, thousands of gay men were prosecuted for consensual homosexual acts. This film tells the incredible stories of four elderly gay men who lived through this time. We hear about their double lives, heartbreaks, being arrested, coming out, losing friends to suicide and what they would say to their younger selves. As a gay man in my mid-20s, I wanted to explore what life was like before my time. How my older gay brothers and sisters struggled to exist in a world that saw them as disgusting deviants and perverts. I believe their persecution and injustices should be remembered and respected. It was these people who paved the way for us to be out, open and free today. This short film premiered at Buffer Festival, Toronto 2017 to mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexual acts in the UK. Made with a support of Opening Doors London – http://openingdoorslondon.org.uk/ Assistant Producer – Padraig Prendergast: https://twitter.com/prendergast Director of Photography/Edited by – Mandy Celine: https://twitter.com/itsamandything Camera Operators: Chris Fox: https://twitter.com/thisisFoxx Alex J. Brinnand: https://twitter.com/AJBrinnand

Video/ Being LGBT in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Video/ Being LGBT in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Pakistan is one of the world’s least tolerant countries when it comes to homosexuality. Being gay is illegal in the Islamic republic and carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Gay men are often accused of bringing shame to their families and commonly face violence — sometimes even murder. Gay-focused apps like Grindr, Scruff, and ManJam offer a discreet way for Pakistan’s LGBT community to connect and socialize, but they’re also risky: A man was recently arrested for allegedly using the apps to lure gay men and kill them. VICE News went to Pakistan to unravel the country’s underground gay scene and examine the ways that technology is being used to achieve sexual freedom.