People who identify as LGBTQ in Pakistan face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. Anyone who is found to be guilt of same-sex sexual activity can face a penalty of 2 years up to life in prison.
In a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Centre, 87% of people in Pakistan stated that homosexuality should not be accepted within their society.
Michael is abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treat for 79 days to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in 79 countries around the world. To find out more and to support Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge, click here.