Mawaan Rizwan asks what life is really like for gay people in Pakistan, where homosexuality is illegal and considered by some as a disease. In this revealing journey to the country of his birth, Mawaan meets people living gay and transgender lives despite constant fear of persecution. He discovers a fascinating and shocking private world where sex between men is surprisingly common, but where LGBT rights are limited. During his time in the country he's also offered a miracle herbal cure for his own homosexuality.
How Gay is Pakistan? - BBC Three - 2015
BBC Three - How Gay Is Pakistan?
How Gay Is Pakistan?
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The well-off exist in a world in which homosexuality has an accepted, if mostly unspoken place — a scene sustained by social media — with clubs taken over by gay men and women for dancing that, Rizwan reminded us more than once, felt like Soho. A good thing then that there was an excellent voluntary health awareness organization handing out condoms, and generally explaining what was what. The central subject he chose was the transgender world of Kami, and her partner Sid: they were the nightclub party-givers, though their home world looked far from affluent.