As an Iranian bisexual’s rights activist, I always encourage other bisexuals to come out and be proud of themselves, but he was an exception. It was the first time that I was suggesting a bisexual to hide his sexual orientation.
Cuddling men and people of the Third gender was not what I was used to when I came to Bangladesh from Germany. Being confronted with unfamiliar gender concepts became a great lesson of tolerance for me, a lesson that would be needed more in both countries.
Commonly associated with the bloody excesses of the Aztecs and cheap tribal exploitation films from the 1980s, human sacrifices are an often deemed a thing of the past. The problem is: They very much are a reality even today.
Authoritarian regimes have turned to spyware to counter the use of social media by political activists and Western technology firms have been more than happy to offer sophisticated hacking solutions to anyone willing to pay their price.