Mazharul Islam

Mazharul Islam ( Maz), is a LGBT activist from Bangladesh who left his country on 28 April 2016 after the murder of two LGBT activists by Islamic Extremist in Dhaka on 25 April 2016. He was one of the pioneer management board members of Bangladeshi Famous online LGBT group named Boys of Bangladesh which is considered the first LGBT online platform for Bangladeshi LGBT people. Maz is one of the winners of Attitude Pride Award 2018 and he has been nominated for this award for making a protest here in London in front of Bangladesh High Commissioner asking Justice for his two LGBT activist friends who were brutally murdered back in Bangladesh on 25 April 2018. He is now self claimed LGBT activist who is working dedicatedly to bring some positive changes in Bangladesh LGBT community and London based Bangladeshi LGBT people. Maz is a also an artist and he had group exhibition of his paintings( Abstract and conceptual) in Bangladesh, Nepal and Japan. He is an active volunteer of Peter Tatchell Foundation and also member of Act Up London group. Maz leads the LGBT+ Migrant Rights Tour. Maz’ next tour is ‘Queer Tour of Whitechapel’