The surveillance of queer lives in Bangladesh have long ties to colonialism and queerphobia under state surveillance. However, Bangladeshi queer subjects come under another intense mode of societal and online surveillance. The illegitimate stateperson relationship and constant erasure and surveillance by society pushes sexual and gendered minorities under an authoritarian form of surveillance
In this article I will analyze biometric systems at use in the airport, their colonial origins and the biases they operate on. Despite widespread trust by governments and airport authorities on these systems, I attempt to show the impact of these systems to perpetrate feelings of anxiety and stuckedness on racialized travellers.