Malaysia

LGBTI Rights in Malaysia


ADDED ON: 12/16/2022

Women ‘acting like men’ face cane, jail under Malaysia state law

(Bloomberg) — A recent move by a Malaysian state to punish Muslim women for out-of-wedlock pregnancies and donning men’s clothing has drawn the ire of human rights activists. As many as 14…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2022

Malaysian Authorities Raid LGBT Halloween Party

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's Islamic religious officers broke up a large Halloween party attended by the LGBT community and arrested 20 people for cross-dressing and allegedly encouraging vice, activists said Sunday. Activist Numan Afifi…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

“Love Is Love” — Meet The Trailblazer Who Broke The Mould For LGBTQ+ Rights In Malaysia

What does it truly mean to live a life worth living? Is it the clothes you wear or the food you eat? Or is it standing for something that could change the…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2022

Malaysian Government Says They Are “Fighting Back” Against LGBTQ Content In Disney Movies

Over the last few months, Disney employees and executives have publicly admitted to having a not-so-secret agenda to push gay and queer content in programs targeted at children. In the wake of…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2022

“I Don’t Want to Change Myself” Anti-LGBT Conversion Practices, Discrimination, and Violence in Malaysia

In February 2021, Nur Sajat, a cosmetics entrepreneur, failed to appear in court in the western Malaysian state of Selangor to answer to criminal charges for “insulting Islam” based on her attire.…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2022

Meet The LGBTQ Activists Fighting To Be Themselves Online In Malaysia

Many online attacks on LGBTQ Malaysians start with their fellow social media users (although some suspect that political or religious groups may be helping coordinate them). Individual threats can escalate. When a…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2022

Malaysian government’s ‘gay conversion’ app pulled by Google Play

An app produced by the Malaysian government that promised to help the LGBTI community “return to nature” has been removed from the Google Play store, after it was found to be in…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2022

Jakim has developed plan to tackle growing LGBT issues, says Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: A plan has been developed by the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) to address social problems in the Muslim community such as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture, says…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2022

Court quashes Home Ministry’s ban on ‘Gay Is OK!’ book.

A local book titled Gay is OK! A Christian Perspective can now be sold in Malaysia after the High Court here quashed a ban on the book that was implemented by the…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2021

Malaysia’s human rights commission crucified over conservative view on apostasy, LGBTQ

Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission, or SUHAKAM, has drawn criticism over its recent statement targeting apostate individuals and those in the LGBTQ community. Two days after the commission gave its unsolicited point of…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2021

Penang Mufti: Transgender people should change appearance before entering mosques, surau

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): “Mukhannath” or transgender individuals should change their appearance if they want to be in mosques or surau, says Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor. He…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2021

Govt mulls banning transgender individuals from entering mosques in FT

The government is looking into emulating Perlis in banning “mukhannath” or transgender individuals from entering mosques in the Federal Territories. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk…

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