By PANG KHEE TEIK. “I am absolutely tired of politicians saying they cannot touch LGBT issues because it would be political suicide. You know what is suicide? It is what LGBT youths are actually contemplating due to the amount of homophobia and transphobia they face in Malaysia these days.”
“We welcome the timely meeting between Minister in the PMO Mujahid Rawa and Nisha Ayub on 11 August 2018. The meeting was a crucial and positive first step in showing the government’s openness to dialogue and to create a Malaysia that is inclusive and compassionate.”
By PANG KHEE TEIK. “We have been taught from young to believe that our measure of worth comes from others: our teachers, our bosses, our government. But it is our parents who are the first teachers of this dependency.”
By SURAYA. “This is not a ‘guide to be gay’ article, this is a ‘what to do when you need help’ article.”
By HALI MUNAN. “I already found fluidity attractive in anyone. It wasn’t just presentation. I believed who they were simply because they believed themselves.”
By BAGAYETTE. “I know this in my gut because it is my lived reality, my truth.”
By HALI MUNAN. “I had to make a call. I told my father I would stop being what he wanted me to be and find my own way.”
By KAREN WONG. A counsellor shares tips on how to expect from our friends, family, and our government without having to resort to totally no expectations.
by JUSTICE FOR SISTERS. Things you need to know about Malaysia’s upcoming 3rd Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Oleh PANG KHEE TEIK. “Komuniti LGBT Malaysia terus berjuang untuk anakmu, ibumu, masyarakatmu, walaupun rasa takut kehilangan keluarga dan masyarakat sendiri terus membelenggu kami.”
Oleh AIMAN AZAHARI. Manusia seperti Fadiah, Numan, saya dan ramai lagi boleh mengartikulasikan pendapat kami seteguh-teguhnya, tapi berapa ramai yang boleh diubah cara pemikirannya hanya melalui perbincangan?
By SHANTI GOVINDARAJU. We can raise our children to be the change we want – and need – to see.
Many Malaysians are urging Syed Saddiq to uphold principles of fairness, equality, and meritocracy, and retain Numan in his team.
Compiled by RYAN ONG. “For queer people who have endured traumas and rejections from families, Raya sometimes amplifies these feelings.”