Tag Archives: Malaysia

LGBTI news 1: Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Brunei

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the first of three posts. The second one will report news from Iran, … Continue reading

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On trial for being LGBT in Morocco (2) and Malaysia (9)

IGLHRC and HRW report on the latest legal persecution of LGBT citizens of Morocco and Malaysia. MOROCCO The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) called on Moroccan authorities to immediately release two men on trial for alleged homosexual … Continue reading

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Finding LGBTI allies among Muslims, Catholics and more

Not all religions are opposed to LGBTI rights, although the volume and intensity of some anti-gay fundamentalists may create that impression. In fact, many faith-based efforts are under way at the United Nations in the quest for recognition of the … Continue reading

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New U.S. strategies for combating anti-gay laws

United States officials are pushing two relatively new strategies for promoting the human rights of LGBTI people worldwide. Over the opposition of Global South politicians and others who complain of neo-colonialism whenever the U.S. tries to dissuade homophobic nations from … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Top judges send opposing politician to jail for sodomy

Human Rights Watch reports: The conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim after seven years of politically motivated proceedings under an abusive and archaic law is a major setback for human rights in Malaysia, Human Rights Watch said today. On February … Continue reading

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Video: Malaysian prison turned her into a trans activist

“They asked me to strip naked in front of everyone. They made fun of me, because my body doesn’t conform to what men and women are supposed to be.”  — Nisha Ayub of Malaysia, describing her three months in prison … Continue reading

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12 grim lands, 7 bright spots in LGBTI preview of 2015

As debate over LGBTI rights continues worldwide in 2015, progress has been made in at least seven of the 76-plus countries with laws against homosexuality.  In another 12 countries, the situation is grim and could get worse. Below are previews … Continue reading

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