LGBT Documentary, Pakistan’s Transgenders

Flamboyant, colorful and eccentric, many among Pakistan’s marginalized transgender community scrape a living through dancing, singing and begging on the streets of the country’s economic capital, Karachi. Many others, though, earn money catering for the sexual needs of the city’s seedier districts.

Investigating a never-before-seen side of life in Pakistan, this film from Oscar and EMMY award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy follows the stories of three transgender people, who each represent a different way of life in the country. Maggie is a prostitute who dreams of becoming an air hostess, while Chahat was abandoned by every middle-class family to beg on the streets. Sana is Karachi’s most sought-after transgender dancer, desperate to give up the profession after a particularly gruesome gang rape. Is there any hope for these courageous individuals who want to stand out on their own?

With exclusive access, this cutting-edge film goes behind the scenes of the transgender community to uncover the truth behind Pakistan’s Open Secret.

Official Selection, United Nations Association Film Festival

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Produced by Clover Films

Date: 2016-12-30 15:00:04
Duration: 00:53:14

Lesbian Short Movie, Saliwa

skwala Productions presents “SALIWA”

Directed by: Shanice Ang

Castor: Jaszmine Ke, Jaszel Sibuyo, Ghio Reyes

Production Staff:

Asst. Director: Raphael Cruz
Production & Location Manager: Faye Panela
Production & Costume Designer: Ronette Labog
Writer & 2nd Asst. Director: Liezl
Macaraeg
Director of Photography & Script continuity: Sarah Abalos
Editor & Sound Director: Kenneth Baguio

A Film Submitted as Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Course Emmanuel Dela Cruz
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
Far Eastern University

Date: 2016-03-04 02:37:36
Duration: 00:08:57

ISIS throw gay teen from rooftop

A 15-year-old-boy has been thrown from a rooftop by ISIS militants

A teenage boy who was found engaging in sexual activity with a senior ISIS officer has been thrown from a Syrian rooftop whilst the ISIS member has been sent to the frontlines in Iraq to fight.

According to Syrian news agency, ARA, the teen was reportedly ‘captured’ in the house of ISIS leader Abu Zaid al-Jazrawi on Thursday.

ISIS militants arrested the teen on charges of homosexuality and he was convicted under Sharia law. Abu Zaid al-Jazrawi was also scheduled to be executed however ISIS officers intervened and sent the former leader to fight on the frontline instead.

The boy was thrown from the top of a building in central Deir ez-Zor, Syria.

The UN suggests that more than 30 people have been executed by ISIS in the past 12 months for being gay.

The executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Jessica Stern, said Islamic State’s homophobic violence was inspiring widespread homophobic attacks.

“In addition to men perceived as gay, trans-identified people and lesbians are among those who have been raped and killed,” sais Stern.

Transgender Girl Receives The First Dose Of Hormones

This video in which Corey, a transgender teenager, is receiving the first dose of female hormones from his mother, Erica Maison, is traveling around the world . A moment that Corey had been waiting for two and a half years. Mom recorded the scene because, as she said, she wanted to capture the happiest moment of her daughter’s life forever. The emotion overwhelms the girl as she realizes that she is about to start the journey in order to finally be herself.

“I would like parents of transgender children to open their hearts and accept their children for who they are, not for the gender they identify with or not.” Erica explained. “Their hearts do not change even if their external appearance changes. No child would like to be teased, injured, or targeted. No child would ever choose to be transgender, they were born 100% like this … We are all different, but at the same time we are all the same.

We all want to be loved and accepted by others, and that’s what every transgender child wants. Being loved and accepted, especially by parents “.

Fairytale Lesbian Wedding

Eventually it will also happen in Italy. The homosexual marriage between gay and lesbian couples must necessarily be legalized in our country too. We are sure of it. Things change and history goes on.
And it also goes on thanks to people like Anita and Claudia who don’t give up, gather their strength and decide to get married in Kent, England, crowning their dream of love far from our country.
This beautiful video, created by the video agency 2become1, tells the emotions of that day in a few minutes.
Try not to be moved …

Japanese transgender couple… Japan LGBT community

Japanese transgender couple promise and reality of country’s LGBT community

Step by seemingly immeasurable step, Japan is beginning to acknowledge its country’s sexual minorities, an act at once both radical and surprisingly belated. And no one seems to represent those conflicted cultural strains more emblematically than 26-year-old Kazuki Osawa and his partner Shoi Osawa, a childhood friend. What makes this relationship so different is that Kazuki was born a girl and given the birth name Yumiko Higuchi.

“As a teenager, it gradually dawned on me that I was not normal. And the idea that I would have to live the rest of my life pretending to be the person I’m not, in conformity with others, tore me apart,” said Osawa.

But in a country known for its relative stability, any act of non-conformity is considered subversive. And nothing appears quite as subversive as declaring oneself a member of the LGBT community. So much so that TV shows routinely humiliate the LGBT community by depicting men as swishy eccentrics and lesbians and tool-toting, hyper-aggressive women. It’s a message that goes unchallenged in a nation unaccustomed to challenging well-established societal boundaries. And to drive that point home, the message is pervasive, not only in the lack of any meaningful civil protections for the LGBT community but that fact that bullying and intimidation are understood to be a consequence for going against the grain.

“In Japan, once you’re branded abnormal, it’s almost impossible to start over again,” he said, noting the nation’s conformist culture often makes sexual minorities balk at coming out for fear of discrimination.

But things are changing. According to JapanTimes.co.jp, an increasing number of companies and municipalities are open to greater diversity and [becoming] more tolerant toward members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. Thursday, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo (which has one of the highest concentrations of Japanese LGBT members), unveiled its as yet unapproved proposal to issue certificates declaring relationships of its same-sex couples being “equivalent to marriage,” an unprecedented move that, if realized, is expected to make life significantly easier for LGBT ward residents. (Many believe it will be approved. No vocal opposition has been mounted or is expected.)

But while this may seem like a historic first step, the realities are far less encouraging, the paper notes: “Equality Forum, a Philadelphia-based nongovernmental organization seeking to enhance the civil rights of LGBT ranks, reported in 2012 that a record 484, or 96.8 percent, of the top 500 companies ranked by Fortune magazine included sexual orientation in their employment nondiscrimination policies. In contrast, a 2014 survey on corporate social responsibility conducted by Japanese business magazine Toyo Keizai showed that 114, or just 18.7 out of 607 major listed companies in Japan, make efforts to protect their LGBT employees.”

Meanwhile, Kazuki and Shoi are taking the route many same-sex couples take who cannot have their relationships recognized by the state. They are adopting a child. As a result, they can register with the koseki family registry unit. This allows them to be treated as immediate family if one of them should be hospitalized. (The koseki family registry is required by Japanese law. All households are legally bound to report births, acknowledgements of paternity, adoptions, disruptions of adoptions, deaths, marriages and divorces of Japanese citizens to their local authority.)

“Some people dismiss same-sex marriage as meaningless because we wouldn’t be able to make babies,” Shoi said. “But a lot of opposite-sex couples in Japan opt not to have kids and are still allowed to marry. It’s unfair that we’re not.”

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Chinese face first ever gay workplace discrimination lawsuit

In what is believed to be the first of its kind, ChinaPost.com.tw is reporting that a man, known pseudonymously as Mu Yi, has filed a 50,000 yuan (US$8,000) gay discrimination lawsuit against a former employer after a video he was in went viral revealing his sexual orientation. “We’re very optimistic,” Liu Xiaohu, a lawyer for the plaintiff, told Agency France Presse (AFP), adding that the case “will definitely have an impact” on views of gay rights in China.

Mu, who is gay, was filmed by police in October arguing with another gay man on a Shenzhen street. The video went viral soon after it was posted online, with some users making their own videos playing on a speech made by the other participant in the dispute, who was wearing a “little red hat.” A week later, Mu was fired from his job as a designer.

Currently, there are no workplace protections for the Chinese LGBT community. Furthermore, despite growing acceptance in the larger metropolitan cities, this still deeply conservative nation frowns upon homosexuality.

For their part, the employer, who was not identified in the report, maintains that Mu’s firing was not linked to his sexual orientation, and says it dismissed him for reasons including his “poor service attitude” and improper attire.

In a study in 2010 by Tom Mountford entitled, “China: The Legal Position and Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in the People’s Republic of China,” he noted that: “the Chinese government has remained largely silent on the issue of homosexuality. That silence has had two main effects. First, it has stalled any further developments in removing legal discrimination against LGBT people in China. Secondly, it means that the legal status and position of LGBT people is unclear, with varying official treatment across different parts of China.”

The ‘Little Red Hat’ case is expected to be decided in the next three months and could have enormous repercussions.

Lesbian Love Between Ellen Page And Julianne Moore

Lesbian Love Between Ellen Page And Julianne Moore, Trailer

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page will be a lesbian couple in Freeheld, a film directed by Peter Sollet arriving in the USA in the fall. The highly emotional story (and inspired by facts that really happened between 2002 and 2006) of the policewoman Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), terminally ill with lung cancer, who will fight so that her death can be due to her young partner Stacie Andree (Ellen Page).

Will it be a cult? We believe so.

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