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99 who are in prison for being gay, 148 more awaiting trial

Worldwide, at least 99 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 148 other people are awaiting trial on charges related to homosexuality. Those are … Continue reading

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Malaysian anti-gay bias ban might lose soon, win later

Malaysia’s National Harmony and Reconciliation Bill 2014, which is in a draft stage, is facing a backlash from politicians opposed to outlawing discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation, said attorney Lim Chee Wee. As a result, the bill’s … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Support overwhelms 16 jailed trans women

Their ordeal isn’t over, but 16 transgender women arrested June 8 for allegedly violating the Malaysian syariah (sharia) law against “men posing as women” expressed deep gratitude for an outpouring of support for their cause. After Justice for Sisters, an … Continue reading

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Malaysia: 17 transwomen arrested, seek $ to avoid prison

Seventeen transgender women were arrested in Malaysia on June 8 for allegedly violating the law against “men posing as women,” reports Justice for Sisters, an organization supporting LGBT rights in Malaysia. The arrests took place at a wedding celebration in … Continue reading

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Malaysian court to rule on sharia law, transgender women

An appeals court will soon rule whether sharia law violates the fundamental constitutional rights of transgender people in Malaysia.  Among several writers describing what’s at stake, Neela Ghoshal of Human Rights Watch states: Serafina (not her real name) led me … Continue reading

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102 who are in prison for being gay, 75 more awaiting trial

  A look at 169 people who fell victim to anti-gay laws Worldwide, at least 94 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 75 … Continue reading

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Anti-gay court action in Malaysia, Nigeria, Zambia

Three countries, three courts, three anti-gay moves: Malaysia: Opposition leader guilty of sodomy KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on [March 7] sentenced opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail on sodomy charges, overturning an earlier … Continue reading

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