A statement on the fifth death anniversary of Xulhaz-Tonoy and Bangladeshi queer realities

[READ BENGALI VERSION HERE] “Song” is a queer community-based mobilizing platform that works to promote the rights of people of all sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. The statement was made jointly by Song and some of its members. In 2021, Bangladesh is celebrating its golden jubilee as an independent nation, essentially…

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জুলহাজ-তনয় হত্যাকাণ্ডের পাঁচবছর ও বাংলাদেশের কুইয়ারদের বাস্তবতা সম্পর্কিত বিবৃতি

[READ ENGLISH VERSION HERE] “সং” একটি কুইয়ার জনগোষ্ঠী ভিত্তিক মোবিলাইজিং প্লাটফর্ম যেটি সকলপ্রকার লিঙ্গ পরিচয়, যৌন অভিমুখ, লৈঙ্গিক প্রকাশ ও লৈঙ্গিক বৈশিষ্ট্যের মানুষের অধিকার আদায় করার লক্ষ্যে কাজ করে যাচ্ছে।  “সং” এবং তার কিছু সদস্য যৌথ ভাবে এই বিবৃতি প্রদান করেছেন। ২০২১ সালে বাংলাদেশ তার স্বাধীনতার সুর্বণজয়ন্তী উদযাপন করছে, তবে রাষ্ট্র অর্থে স্বাধীনতার যে চারটি…

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Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the Murders of Xulhaz and Tonoy

Today marks five years since the precious lives of Xulhaz and Tonoy were brutally taken from this world. Although they may not be physically here with us, their spirit and love continue to in our lives. We must continue to fight for the change they were passionate about bringing through their persistent activism and work.…

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Statement on the Arrest of Shahidul Alam and Violence at Student Protests in Bangladesh

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUG 7, 2018 Roopbaan unequivocally condemns the arrest of Shahidul Alam from his residence on August 5, 2018. Alam, a prominent award-winning photographer, activist and writer who founded Drik Picture Library and Patshala South Asian Media Academy, was arrested for his interview with the Qatar based news outlet Al Jazeera. Alam…

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Statement on the Second Year Anniversary of the Murders of Xulhaz and Tonoy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Email: info@roopbaan.org On April 25, 2016, five men murdered Xulhaz Mannan and Khandoker Mahbub Tonoy inside Xulhaz’s apartment in Dhaka. The incident took place in front of Xulhaz Mannan’s mother. The security guard was injured as he tried to stop the murderers from entering the apartment. A CCTV…

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