Shakhawat Hossain Rajeeb is a leading Bangladeshi LGBTQ+ rights activist. After a series of death threats and the loss of close friends, he left the country and is now living in exile abroad. He was kind enough to respond to questions sent by Ibtisam Ahmed about the struggles of the movement and the celebrations of its successes.
As part of our monthly theme of politics, Ibtisam Ahmed looks at the campaign to decriminalise same-sex intimacy at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
Ibtisam Ahmed looks at how the closet can play a toxic role in situations relating to sexual abuse.
Ibtisam Ahmed examines the voting patterns in a historic UN resolution supporting LGBTQ+ rights.
For September’s monthly theme, curator Ibtisam Ahmed looks at the heartwarming intersectional love of ‘San Junipero’.
For September’s monthly theme, curator Ibtisam Ahmed looks back at the Bengali film ‘Chitrangada’ and its message of trans self-determination.
The need to understand gender as a spectrum must include non-Western identities and a move towards decolonising queerness. Ibtisam Ahmed explores the history of the Hijra community in Bangladesh.