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Bushra (user currently living in BANGLADESH) posted for lesbian readers on 24/12/2013 tagged with intersex, at the work place, lgbt families, health, gender identity, human rights, sexual orientation +5
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Hey there. This is Bushra from Bangladesh. I currently live in Dhaka and I'm 19 years old. I've been working with some Bangladeshi organisations that deal with sexual minorities in Bangladesh. I myself am trying to build up an organisation that deal with only lesbians and bisexual women in Bangladesh. Our aim is to reach out to as many women we can to invite them to this group so that they can be themselves. Homosexual people are still very discriminated in this country. We are providing them a space to open themselves up, talk it out and do some social work as safely as possible.

I hope ILGA and other Bangladeshi fellows will appreciate our/my work and maybe a part of it.
Take good care all.

If you wanna contact me then mail me at cosmicrayotc@yahoo.com
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Rosendale (user currently living in BANGLADESH) posted for lesbian readers on 11/10/2012 tagged with human rights
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There is an excellent blog written by a young lesbian living in Bangladesh. Here's the link- http://asmybrainrambledon.blogspot.com/2012/07/episode-01-thank-you-for-discriminating.html
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(user currently living in THAILAND) posted for lesbian readers on 13/04/2010 +10
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Dear ILGA,
I am deeply shocked when i found on this website (http://ilga.org/ilga/en/countries/BANGLADESH/Law) that the female to female relation is legal in Bangladesh. I am a lesbian from Bangladesh and presently residing in Thailand. I lived in Bangladesh for more then 28 years and as an lesbian i can safely say the Bangladesh's Law do not approve same sex relationship.Then why ILGA stated that female to female relationship is legal.Please do reply.

For Reference "Under Section 377 of the civil penal code, homosexual sex acts are crimes punishable with deportation, fines and/or up to 10 years in jail, though some people have also received life imprisonment. The national law itself is rarely enforced, but there have been incidents of harassment by vigilante groups and the issuance of local fatwas against the LGBT community. In certain situations, Sharia law also influences the sentences imposed for same-sex relations".
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