National Gay Media Association Condemns Bangladeshi Editor’s Killing

Bangladesh LGBT editor Xulhaz Mannan was hacked to death in a brutal attack.   Photo from Pink News

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The National Gay Media Association today joins with the world community in condemning the senseless and brutal killing yesterday of Xulhaz Mannan, the editor of Roopbaan, an LGBTI publication in Bangladesh.

Mannan also worked at the US 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.

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