Riamoni Chisty

Activist Riamoni Chisty speaks about the country he fled, where a gay person can be brutally attacked and then called the aggressor. The government treats homosexuality as a crime, and society largely sees it as a sin. Last month, unknown assailants hacked two gay activists to death in an apartment in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. One

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Bangladesh gets first lesbian comic strip

Bangladesh’s first comic strip featuring a young lesbian discovering her sexuality has been launched in the capital to raise awareness of the plight of gays in the conservative Muslim-majority nation.   Boys of Bangladesh, the country’s largest gay rights group, on Saturday night launched “Dhee”, the Bengali word for intellect or wisdom. “By creating Dhee,