Tag Archives: Malaysia

Upbeat pre-Christmas news from Guyana, Malaysia

Three upbeat news items involving countries with anti-LGBTI laws, courtesy of UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the world’s LGBTI-related news. Barring an unexpected event, this post is probably the final pre-Christmas publication on the Erasing 76 Crimes blog. We’ll return … Continue reading

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1 million visits to Erasing 76 Crimes blog in 2015

How many people are concerned about the human rights of LGBTI people?  Here’s a hint: People have paid more than 1 million visits to the Erasing 76 Crimes blog so far this year — to be precise, 1,000,089 visits as … Continue reading

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Raids, arrests of 21 trans women after Malaysian ruling

Malaysian police in recent weeks launched a wave of raids and 21 arrests targeting trans women. The police actions came in the wake of a court ruling that overturned limited legal protection for trans women against repressive aspects of local … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Back to square one for trans women

Back to square one for transgenders as Federal Court overturns landmark ruling on Shariah law That was how the Malay Mail Online summed up today’s court reversal for trans women. As the New Straits Times reported: PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Federal court reviewing 2014 pro-trans ruling

The Federal Court in Putrajaya, Malaysia, is scheduled to announce a preliminary decision Oct. 8 in a case involving a state-level sharia law (Syariah law) that makes cross-dressing a crime for Muslim men. An appellate court ruled in 2014 that … Continue reading

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Mix of good news and bad: Uganda, Egypt, Iraq

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. GOOD NEWS In Uganda, former prime minister and current presidential candidate Amama Mbazazi surprised many, stating he is against … Continue reading

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How LGBT Burmese see themselves; plus Singapore, Indonesia

Discussions of anti-LGBTI attitudes and laws in Singapore, Indonesia and Myanmar (Burma) are a focus of the latest edition of the online Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, which has as its theme “Queer in Southeast Asia.” The review also presents … Continue reading

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