We essentially started out as an organization keen on raising awareness about the global LGBT+ community. We had hoped to do that with a resolution, developed on one of the key ideals left behind by the patriots of the Liberation War 1971 (hence we proudly adopted the moniker ‘BLW71’ as a result, with “71” denoting the Liberation War of 1971). Equal opportunities and rights for everyone that is.
The idea was first to generate interest and gain a bit of traction by operating as an online-based magazine. But since our inception in 2011, we have been rather overwhelmed (with gratitude) at the response we received. So much so that although our motto has not changed, we managed to evolve fairly quickly into a proper published platform. Our goals remained the same as they were. As of today we have already released two issues and plan to make it three every calendar year. A big thanks to Secular Publishers here for making that possible, under whom we operate as a sister concern of course.
Despite the many arduous circumstances behind our inception, subsequent magazine releases, not to mention the abuse taken by our contributors, writers, we have soldiered on with a smile on our faces. We have stuck firmly by the ethos we champion. As mentioned today we exist mainly as a means to demystify some of the myths surrounding the global LGBT+ community, particularly within South East Asia. Focusing largely on Bangladesh (the country of origin for many of us involved), we conduct deep research of the perils faced by the resident LGBT+ communities there, the strangulating effect of the Bangladesh Penal Code 377 there. We focus on their hopes, their rights, their fears and of course working hard to alleviate their situation in any way we can. We also offer support for anyone who has suffered discrimination and hostility just because of their sexual identity.
Our magazine only serves a quarter of that purpose. We are active in social media, we have attended several LGBT+ events including all of last year’s Gay Pride Events in the UK, creating liaisons building relationships with other similar organizations. And of course, the pen happens to be one of our biggest weapons. We can proudly boast to a have a fraternity of talented writers and contributors, dedicated to our cause. Every single one of us united in gaining salvation for the global LGBT+ community.
With your blessing, we dare to dream. With your support, we hope and we believe. Join us and we can take the fight to those who oppose love, discourage diversity, and promote hatred and phobia against the global LGBT+ community. Together we can change.
Boys Love World has been established in 2011 as an online Magazine for Bangladeshi LGBT+ Activists. The mission of the Boys Love World is to advocate and defend the LGBT+ community and its members. Bangladeshi LGBT rights activists and bloggers from different country contributes to Boys Love World with their quality writings and engages with the readers. Boys Love World has many readers not only in Bangladesh but around the world. Our main aim is to educate mass people about LGBT community and cultivating a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity to create a safe environment where LGBT people can promote and explore their culture and work in the interests of the public benefit to remove any social exclusion. We achieve our aims and objectives by holding various events, workshops and seminars throughout the year.
What we do
We essentially operate as a published magazine, but we are active in social media, and attend any and every LGBT event we can within our reaches. Publishing online content, backed by our league of talented also forms a large part of our struggle. We also offer contributors. We also offer support to anyone who has suffered abuse because of what their sexual orientation is. We conduct deep research and analysis on the sadly deplorable state of the global LGBT community, particularly in Bangladesh and South East Asia. We strive to offer a voice a platform to those who would otherwise be afraid of expressing themselves, out of fear of social and at times (in Bangladesh’s case) legal ramifications. We are hoping to expand our movement as we continue to drive and motivate ourselves in giving the global LGBT community the respect they deserve.
What you can do
With your blessing, we dare to dream. With your support, we hope and we believe. Join us and we can take the fight to those who oppose love, discourage diversity, and promote hatred and phobia against the global LGBT community. Together we can change.
Syed Ishteak Hossain Shawon
Editor in Chief
Abdullah Al Hasan
Faysal Hossain Anik
Syed Istiake Hossain (Omi)
Syed Sunvy Hossain Anick
Sujan Chandra Deb
Abu Taher Mohammad Mustafa
Saiful Islam Saif
Foysal Hossain Onik
MD Tofail Hossain
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