BANGLADESH – The National Gay Media Association April 27 joins with the world community in condemning the senseless and brutal killing April 26 of Xulhaz Mannan, the editor of Roopbaan, an LGBTI publication in Bangladesh.
Mannan also worked at the U.S. Embassy.
The National Gay Media Association, representatives of the major legacy LGBTQ publications in the United States of America, deplore the unconscionable murder, and call upon Bangladesh officials to fulfill their promise to track down and prosecute the assailants.
“We are a voice for LGBTQ people everywhere,” NGMA stated, “but it is most important that we be heard when journalists anywhere find press freedoms threatened by violent acts that are universally despicable.”
The National Gay Media Association is a professional organization dedicated to bringing together common marketing procedures and standards to local gay media outlets, print or digital, to encourage and promote national advertising.