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LGBTI Rights in Malaysia


ADDED ON: 12/01/2020

NGOs start raising funds to help homeless LGBTQ youths

A group of NGOs has initiated a campaign to raise RM30,000 to help 30 homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) persons to move into a new home. Pro-LGBTQ group People…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2020

JAKIM SAYS THEIR TRANSGENDER CONVERSION CAMP IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

If you’ve spent enough time online, you may have come across several posts about things you can change in Malaysia. One of such posts that you may have come across is this…"Minister…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2020

Malaysia: Ignore criticisms by LGBT activists, says PAS MP

A PAS MP today said most of the criticisms levelled against the government’s policies on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community were “biased” and urged the government not to entertain…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2020

Meet Malaysia’s LGBTQ punk rockers

Singing and playing guitar with her garage punk band TingTongKetz, trans musician Shika Corona is a striking mak nyah -- Malay slang for a trans woman. Tall and charismatic, she and her…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2020

Woman mocked on Twitter for asking Malaysians to boycott Ikea for selling Pride Month bags in the US

A Malaysian’s vow to boycott furniture brand Ikea for selling Pride Month rainbow bags in its United States store has been met with criticism and ridicule. Last weekend, a woman known as…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2020

We are all George Floyd!

Most of us must have been troubled by the news of what is happening in the US in the aftermath of the horrific death of George Floyd, who was killed by police…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2020

Malaysian wins landmark right to challenge Muslim gay sex ban

Malaysia’s top court has given the go-ahead for a man to challenge an Islamic ban on sex “against the order of nature”, his lawyer said on Wednesday, in a test case for…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

‘No one wants to be tested:’ Social stigmas are crippling coronavirus containment

Public health officials around the world have agreed that testing and contact tracing are vital to containing the coronavirus pandemic. But for many people, coming forward to get tested -- let alone…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2020

Malaysian LGBT podcast hosts on being queer in a conservative society

“One episode that stands out to this day involved an interview with a person who participated in chemsex,” the Malaysian podcast host known as J says when asked about memorable moments from…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2020

Malaysian band’s new song encourages LGBTs to die and YouTube lets it keep on playing

LGBT+ Malaysians have criticized popular punk-rock band Bunkface for an ‘extremist anthem’ that calls for the death of LGBT+ people. The multi-award winning band has been popular in the southeast Asian country…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2020

Malaysia, where gay sex is illegal, used to be home to a community of gender non-conforming shamans

Homosexuality is doubly illegal in Malaysia as it is banned by the country’s secular, colonial-era legal code, as well as its special Islamic courts. LGBT+ people have no legal protections against discrimination…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2020

Malaysia: Human Rights Reforms Stall

Malaysia’s promised human rights reforms stalled in 2019 as the government either backed away from or delayed action on its campaign commitments, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2020.…

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