Sexuality Policy Watch

Literature Review of LGBT Youth in Pakistan

NAZ Pakistan is committed to working with youth who identify as sexual and gender minorities. As a first step to establish a baseline, the technical team at NAZ has drafted a literature review of the very little information that is currently available on LGBT youth.

There is a deficiency of information about the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals in Pakistan. More specifically, there is little to no research about the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender persons in Pakistani society and whether LGBT people feel that their experiences are being affected by their sexual identity. This literature review elaborates on a number of these issues. First, the history of the Gay rights movement is explored. Secondly, attitudes towards LGBT individuals in general and in Pakistan are addressed. Then more specifically attitudes towards sexual minorities and homosexuality in education sector are investigated along with the effects of homophobic bullying on sexual minority students.

Click here to read the review.

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