Malaysia

LGBTI Rights in Malaysia


ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

Mujahid: Removal of LGBTI Photos in Line with Gov’t Stand

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa agrees with the move to remove photographs of LGBT activists from a George Town Festival art exhibit. He said the removal of the photos of…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2018

Malaysia Should Find ‘Right Path’ on LGBTI Rights

Malaysia’s new government has put out a series of mixed messages on where it stands with regard to the rights of LGBTI people. On the one hand, the minister in charge of…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2018

Is This the New Malaysia We Voted For? LGBT Activist Asks after Picture Removed from Exhibition

Activist Nisha Ayub has demanded that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government state its stand on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community after her portrait with a Malaysian flag draped on…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2018

LGBTs Not Asking for Anything Extra, Marina Tells Critics

Human rights activist Marina Mahathir says there is nothing wrong with championing for the basic rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. She said there was a need for…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Hans How: The Malaysian Gay Man Fighting for His Life, and Many Other LGBTI Asylum Seekers

Moments after Hans How was queerbashed by a gang, two watching policeman taunted him with the possibility of being arrested and imprisoned, and murdered in jail. One of those policemen then pushed…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2018

Malay Rights Protesters Claim UEC Bad For Nationhood And LGBT Worse Than Child Marriage

Yesterday, 28 July, close to two thousand supporters of Malay political parties and groups attended a rally in Kampung Baru to "defend race and religion." The organisers of the Himpunan Kebangkitan Ummah (Gathering for Muslim…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2018

LGBT Activist Numan Afifi Puts Resignation Episode Behind Him, Says Being Offered Jobs Abroad

Numan Afifi Saadan, who was the press officer to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, shared on social media that when one door closes, other doors will open. That was…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Malaysian Religious Affairs Minister Voices Support for LGBTI Workers

Malaysia’s new religious affairs minister urged the public Tuesday to stop discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people in the workplace as long as they don’t openly declare their sexuality.…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Don’t Be Influenced by ‘LGBT Western culture’ – PAS VP

PAS has reminded Muslims not to be influenced by Westerners who adopt the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lifestyle. Its vice-president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, who is also Kelantan deputy menteri…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

Latest Wave of Homophobia May Worsen Abuse Against LGBTI Watchdog Warns Putrajaya

An international human rights watchdog today urged Putrajaya to take steps to protect the rights and safety of the LGBTI community, following a rising wave of homophobia and transphobia. Amnesty International said…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2018

Malaysian Minister Syed Saddiq Faces Online Outcry Over Press Officer’s Resignation Linked to LGBTI Activism

Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman faced an online outcry after his interim press officer said he was quitting after coming under pressure over his activism on LGBTI issues.…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Malaysia: Numan Afifi, More than just gay

I will openly admit that I have been gay since 2008 when I came out right in front of a crowd of people. Thus, when I was outed again during the #UndiRosak…

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