Posts Tagged ‘Gay’

Homosexuality, a sin for the masses have become lifestyle for a few in our society. Despite of the legalization and acceptance of homosexuality by different countries around the globe, it is still bizarre and intolerable by many states. Hence, an embargo acknowledged by the gay community cannot be confined to a particular belief or set of values followed by the natives of a specific locality.

Nonetheless, Pakistan is one of the countries where homosexuality is one of the highly rated taboos. Despite of all the restrictions imposed and the fear of defamation, acceptance of homosexuality in Pakistan is increasing drastically. The trend has not only engulfed metro cities but also the rural community and townships since decades. This story doesn’t embrace a male-male encounter only; it has a female-female version too.


Before proceeding any further, I would first like to clarify something – I neither favor nor condemn homosexuality. However, homosexuality, as per the values we ought to follow is like an affliction that weakens our societal grounds or is it our shallow and so-called modern societal values that somehow let this all happen. This mystery is still unresolved.

Offended by the rejection and prohibition of homosexuals in Pakistan, a few so-called activists launched Pakistan’s first website for homosexual community. The website was later banned by PTA. But, I salute the audacity of website’s admin with my middle finger.

We can sue PTA but the trial would be too public, said Queer Pakistan’s admin. We didn’t receive any notice that our website contains sexually explicit or offensive content, he continued. You won’t find any name here because he didn’t disclose it. He didn’t want to be named for running such website but had the guts to declare PTA’s action as unconstitutional and against freedom of speech.

16The purpose of launching such website was sex education, he asserted. Really? Sex education? Is this the reason you guys had this slogan: “Know us, don’t hate us”? No? How about this one: “You can’t curry love”? If PTA hadn’t banned this website, we would have been PhDs in sex education by now.

That’s not all though. There was a page on Facebook named “Beautiful Teenage Boys of Pakistan”. The administrator of that page used to upload pictures of teenagers – half naked – with this caption “Sunny, a 14 year old beautiful teenage boy, if someone likes to friendship with him, inbox us and we will give you all information about boy with his personal cell number”. These guys went up to the next level in terms of sex education. Don’t look for the page; it is long gone, reported by the orthodox masses.

There’s a Facebook page named “Pakistan Gay Rights Movement” run by some LGBT activists. The page not only promotes homosexuality but allows users to interact with each other and exchange contacts. It is like their online dating point.



There’s not just one or two but countless pages supporting homosexuality and even share explicit content.




Those who belong to the homosexual community in other regions of the probably have their reasons justifying their preference. But what’s the excuse for Pakistanis to offer?

We know that homosexuality isn’t legalized. We know that our families won’t support our relationships. We know that same sex marriage isn’t a ritual supported by our societal norms. What’s the reason behind the inclination of homosexuality trend in Pakistan then? It’s nothing but an alternative that psychologically ill minds seek. It has nothing to do with love but lust and absolutely unfulfilled sexual needs that people can’t control.

Rapidly enhancing growth of homosexuality in the rural community of Pakistan is caused by the lack of contact between opposite sexes. The fear of honor killing AKA Karo-Kari in Pakistan results into minimal interaction between the opposite sexes, especially in the villages. As a result, hormonal unevenness and uncontrollable urge for sex lead people to take interest in similar sexes probably leading with concerns like child molesting and abuse as the consequences.

In metro cities however homosexual proceedings are probably another alien trend that we adopted. Inspired from the trend of dating and events like prom nights, we had rebelled against our own societal values. And guess what? We won. But soon we realized that dating is just mainstream and conventional, isn’t it? And since most of us count ourselves as so-called wannabe “Burgers”, mainstream is not for us. Why not try something new.

The factors causing homosexuality to catch fire in Pakistan circle around the aforementioned grounds. But, for us, these rationales will always be hypotheses – presumptions that we will never explore; because, we live in a state-of-denial. And always will?