Homosexuality is illegal under Bangladeshi law; a law which is inherited from the British Indian Government 's Section of Human Rights Watch states that "discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people is pervasive in Bangladesh". Section of the Penal Code forbids carnal intercourse against the order of nature, regardless of the gender and sexual orientation of the participants. Unnatural offenses : Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine. Explanation : Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offense described in this section.
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Gay Life in Bangladesh
Richard Ammon. Arriving in Dhaka, the capitol of Bangladesh, is an instant immersion into a dense capitalistic present time that's linked to an equally intense tradition of family and Islam. Anywhere a visitor looks there are hoards of people--dark faces, beautiful and weathered, young and old. But nowhere will one easily see anything that resembles a gay community. Homosexual life is a stealth subculture that thrives in secrecy yet enjoys the benefits of permissive friendship intimacy. However, for a first time gay visitor finding "Gay Life in Bangladesh" among the millions in Dhaka is not difficult thanks to the internet and extensive friendship networks. A story about gay Bangladesh does not begin with focused community action and does not describe LGBT venues, social clubs or bars or discos.
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In the Indian subcontinent , Hijra [n 1] are eunuchs , intersex people, and transgender people. In Pakistan , they are called Khawaja Sira, the equivalent of transgender in the Urdu language. Hijras are officially recognized as third gender in the Indian subcontinent,   being considered neither completely male nor female. Hijras have a recorded history in the Indian subcontinent since antiquity, as suggested by the Kama Sutra. Many live in well-defined and organised all- hijra communities, led by a guru.