Clouds over the Rainbow: LGBT Communities in Bangladesh

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Abstract

The paper deals with the situation of sexual minorities in Bangladesh. Bangladesh, although historically a relatively tolerant and open-minded Muslim majority country, remains conservative on sexual matters. Therefore, large sections of Bangladesh's society seem to reject each sexual orientation which is perceived as "non-traditional" and portrays heterosexuality as the only accepted cultural norm. In consequence, homosexuality is becoming criminalized to such an extent that not only cultural values and societal norms but also national laws are in serious conflict with internationally accepted human, gender, and sexual rights.

Document type: Working paper
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Date: 2013
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015
Number of Pages: 7
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: "Social services; association"
Controlled Subjects: Bangladesch, Minderheit, Homosexualität
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesch, Sexuelle Minderheit, Diskriminierung / Bangladesh, Sexual Minority, Discrimination
Subject (classification): Politics
Sociology
Countries/Regions: Bangladesh
Series: Themen > APSA Comment
Volume: 8
Additional Information: ISSN 2196-4181