Confronting the Comfortable Closet in Bangladesh

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  1. Sad that these words are poignant and not just because of what you said but the manner to which I read them with your fate looming large in my mind. The next time I curse my train for being 10 minutes late or the old woman for taking longer in the supermarket queue – I will be thankful that I’m lucky enough to live in a country where it’s these trivial issues that challenge me…and not a fear that my sexuality or lack of religion causes others to shun or want to kill me.

  2. you are a beautiful soul mama, rest in peace

  3. Safina Aman says:

    This tragic, untimely death of Xulhas Mannan made me check out Roopban! I agree that freedom of speech must have a parameter, it cannot engage in defamation of an individual or a doctrine whereby it may genuinely hurt certain segment of the society, but if this is an expression of who we are or simply asking for basic human rights for living with dignity, then one cannot be muffled! Any civil society should have room for variance, or else that culture/society will start to dissipate from within.
    I always took pride in being a Bangladeshi Muslim- to me we are an image of a society that balances culture, spirituality, progression, and most of all religion.
    Let this adrenaline rush keep coming, we want to see Bangladesh coined as an example of peaceful and respectful coexistence between religious beliefs and prevailing cultures.

  4. Only 28 attended the workshop in a country of 16 million. Give me a break, please.

  5. Shakti says:

    I thought Bangladesh was a Muslim country?

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