Changes in social outlook must

Published: October 17, 2014

The Daily Star
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There have to be changes in social outlook and public attitude to protect the rights of sexual minorities in Bangladesh, said discussants yesterday.  ?The media should come forward to break the social stigma, and raise public awareness to end negative stereotypical attitude towards sexual minorities, including transgender, lesbian, gay and bisexual people, they said at a roundtable.?Bandhu Social Welfare Society (BSWS) and UNAIDS, Bangladesh jointly organised the roundtable consultation meeting with media representatives at The Daily Star Centre in the capital aiming to forge the way for the voice of sexual minorities to be heard through the media.?Sexual minorities are deprived of their rights as they have little access to information, treatment, legal protection and familial care, said Anisul Islam Hero, the BSWS chairperson.

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