The LGBTQ+ news round-up: 1 May 2016

This week’s LGBTQ news roundup from The Queerness…

The Queerness

In one of the most tragic weeks of 2016 Tom Ana shares some of the important news stories from the last 7 days that you might have missed. Happy May Day!

Two men, including a leading equality campaigner and editor of Bangladesh’s only LGBTQ+ magazine, were killed in a violent attack in Dhaka this Monday. Xulhaz Mannan, who edited the magazine Roopbaan, was murdered at his home by attackers claiming to represent Daesh (Islamic State). The attack is the latest in growing sectarian violence targeting religious and sexual minorities that have included attacks on foreign aid workers and secular bloggers.

A court in Giza, Egypt, has sentenced 11 men to up to 12 years prison time for being homosexual. Although homosexuality is not explicitly outlawed in Egypt LGBTQ+ minorities have formerly been persecuted through various laws on ‘debauchery’ and vice.

The Isle of Man has become the latest region in the…

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