Group Marches in Bangladesh New Year’s Parade for “Diversity”

Author: , April 20th, 2014
Diversity March - Bangladesh

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It was not a gay pride parade as reported by online media outlets, organizers of the rainbow contingent told Gay Star News today.

Several reports reported this week that Bangladesh’s LGBT community members had marched in Dhaka’s New Year festivities, ‘wearing the colors of the rainbow as an act of defiance and an appeal for the Muslim-majority country to change its law that considers same-sex relations as “unnatural” and a crime.’

The 100-strong human rainbow was held to ‘celebrate diversity and friendship,’ a spokesperson from Roopbaan, the country’s first LGBT magazine, told GSN. On Monday (April 14), the contingent walked from Dhaka University’s Faculty of Fine Art building to Ruposhi Bangla Hotel following the main trail of the Mongol Shobha Jatra procession which marks the first day of the Bengali New Year.

By Sylvia Tan – Gay Star News | Bangladesh Gay Travel Resources