The writer is based in Lahore, Pakistan. They identify as queer and non-binary. Their interest and advocacy revolves around the intersection of digital rights, queer identity and freedom of expression.
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The internet has given a space for self-expression to Pakistani LGBTQIA+ people. Where there are risks of being targeted as a result of this visibility, many young queer folks are finding a sense of community through the expression of those around them.
As the world celebrates Pride month every June, in Pakistan, this celebration brings hate and violence to the community. The writer explores how seemingly innocuous expression of queerness and support for the community has opened doors of violence on individuals on the intern