Pakistan LGBT Website Dodges Government Censors


Pakistan's largest website devoted to the LGBT community evaded government censors who tried to block it this week, News24 reports:

"No one can squeeze space for us," said Fakhir, who declined to give his full name. "We are ready for a long cyber battle." QueerPk was launched in July to provide social networking opportunities for Pakistani's marginalized LGBT community, he said.

When the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocked the site this week, QueerPk's technical team diverted all traffic to the same content on another domain,, within minutes.

YouTube has been banned in the country for more than a year after it showed a website ruled offensive to the Prophet Mohammed.



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