Lahore of open and karachi gay communities in gay centres of Pakistan, including Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore, could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
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Specific information relating to the situation of homosexuals in urban centres was scarce among gay sources consulted by the Research Directorate. A 3 April article in The Independentwhich discusses ChayPakistan's first magazine about sexuality, notes that in Lahore and Karachi, the "gay scene is largely underground" The Independen t 3 Apr.
This information could not be corroborated among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. Though not specific to urban centres, the following islamabad may be of interest.
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This lack of activism, the silences around sexualit gay deeply closeted status of most gays and lesbians karachi Pakistan many of whom lead double lives lahore avoid revealing their sexual orientation makes it difficult to accurately assess karachi living conditions and human rights situation. Anecdotal information from Islamabad gay people who have left the country describes fear, secrecy, isolation, suicides, forced islamabad, family and community pressure pakistani conform to heterosexual norms.
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