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Four arrests of LGBT activists at Bangladesh celebration

Police in Dhaka, Bangladesh, today arrested four LGBT rights activists taking part in a traditional procession to celebrate the Bengali New Year. The march, known as Mongol Shobhajatra, celebrates Bengali New Year’s Day, or Pohela Boishakh. Roopbaan, an LGBT rights organization in Bangladesh, had canceled plans for a “Rainbow Rally” that would promote tolerance for … Continue reading