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Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Bhutan

in BHUTAN, 05/10/2013

Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Bhutan, but BBS presenter Namgay Zam says it's no longer a black and white issue, and perhaps Bhutan should look with an open mind at the rainbow.

 The affirmation of the existence of a Bhutanese gay population only happened with the creation of the Facebook page and Twitter handle "LGBT Bhutan" (Lesbian/ Gay/ Bisexual/Transgender) about six months ago.

"I liked boys since I was little, I did not find that strange" says one of the LGBT administrators who wanted to be called J. "There was no conflict within me".

Another administrator, K, has a different story - he was homophobic for 20 years of his life, denying his innate sexual orientation.

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