I’ve got nothing new to say. The same old frustration of loneliness that comes with being gay in this country. Especially because I live in a more rural sort of area, I get the feeling of sticking out like a sore, skinless and flayed thumb.
I used to have a bunch of LGBT acquaintances online but I’ve deleted my Facebook account after seeing the news about the government soon making it a necessity to get a license to use Facebook and YouTube.
That they’ll control what sort of posts and comments people will get to make on those sites. And well, the government isn’t terribly LGBT friendly, so you can guess the potential of where that might end up being.
The law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh currently don’t *actively* seek out gay people to lock up in jail, as far as I know. But how long till it devolves to that? How long till some politician says, “Welp, let us go and charm some of them radical religious fellas. Let us use the internet to track down some of those gays and stuff em down in a hole”?
Am I being paranoid? A healthy dose of paranoia is good for survival.
Someday, I’ll have to move out to a more city-like place. Not that it’s all oh so safe there, but it should be better nonetheless.
Source: BAH ( Bangladesh Against Homophobia )