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Homosexuality In Pakistan

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Dear Ms. Ladly, As a human rights supporter, I write in response to your article “Gays in Pakistan” in the New York Times newspaper. The article on the homosexuals in Pakistan was very informative and gives a clear understanding to the non-Pakistani readers. I would like to take this opportunity to make remarks on this article. In many cultures, it is completely normal to witness men grouping together in public. However in Pakistan, as you have stated, there is a clear separation in the relationship of men and women in public. In Pakistan, men and women are not seen together in public because they are not allow to expose their relationship in public even though they are husbands and wives legally. Because of this, some men become frustrated and therefore choose to associate with other men to cease their frustration. It is overwhelming to see the potential for serious conflict and consequence for the Pakistanis who are growing up with a more westernized sense of sexuality. First of all, according to the article, there is a comment made by one journalist that really got me engaged. The journalist wrote, “This is slowly changing as a relative handful of younger gays and lesbians, many educated in the West, seek to foster more acceptance of their sexuality and to carve out an identity, even in a climate of religious conservatism.” By comparing the life of the people in Pakistan and people in the West, there is a crystal clear difference between the lifestyle people have in the West and in Pakistan. The people educated in the West have more freedom in what they want to be and do, they are able to express their true colours and just let their preferred sexuality flow without having conflicts. Having considered life in the West, it is ... ... middle of paper ... ...nce the situation for the Pakistani. There are many other countries that are more comfortable on the homosexual issue than Pakistan so out of all the countries, why has it got to be Pakistan? It makes me curious of what the real motive of their action was. In conclusion, as a human rights supporter I strongly believe that it is not only unacceptable to treat the gays and homosexuals this way but it is entirely unconscionable. I can totally feel the sense of dissatisfaction that the homosexuals in Pakistan are feeling, not understanding why the world is so biased and being threatened by the law, compared to being trapped in jail is no difference. My heart goes out to those people who are not able to live their lives to the fullest. Thank you for your educational article and for taking your precious time to read my letter; words are inadequate to express my gratitude.
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