By HAZRI HAILI. “This cute little thing has poisoned the Malaysian psyche and taught us it is okay to be corrupt.”
Lead singer of Malaysian indie band The Venopian Solitude released a new song dedicated to LGBT Malaysians and those suffering from mental health issues.
By NISHA AYUB. “They can deny us our right to our gender identity and sexuality but they cannot deny us our right to VOTE.”
by KAREN WONG. Should you end your relationship? Which party should you vote for? How to make a good decision?
By VINODH PILLAI. One side considers LGBTIQ Malaysians a disease. The other side considers us a liability. Who should we vote for? This is our dilemma at GE14.
Trans man Faris Saad delivers his manifesto while imagining he has already served one term as Malaysia’s first trans PM.
Tired of crispy chicken rendang? Raw Chef Yin shares with us her very own recipe for a raw vegan rendang mushrooms.
by DORIAN WILDE. From the #CampurLGBT campaign comes this epic tweet thread by Malaysian trans man Dorian Wilde providing an overview of the history of queerness in Malaysia.
By VINODH PILLAI & PRITHA KHANDHAR. Trans women could get legal gender change recognition by local authorities, subject to specific terms, while genderfluid courtiers and palace officials were given special privileges and statuses, and there were no special raids or segregation, as is done by officials today.
By JOSEPH N. GOH. Nestled in the heart of Malaysian Borneo were the manang bali, a group of gender nonconforming shamans from the indigenous Iban tribe. They probably no longer exist due to mass conversions from animism to Christianity.
BY PANG KHEE TEIK. Malaysians are panicking about kunyit. We must clean the country of kunyit! Darlings, we don’t have to clean this country of kunyit. But we can clean our kunyit.
“I’ll never throw them out. We’ve known one another intimately.” An autobiographical fantasy by ANN LEE.
By F.C. Kumar. For gay men like me, maintaining celibacy is a long drawn and eternal struggle. While some religions like mine allow for sexual relations within marriages, LGBTIQ+ people who choose to be true to our sexuality and identity won’t enjoy this same leeway in this country.
By PLUHO. If dating is hard, then dating as an LGBTQ+ person in Malaysia is impossible! We have to put up with so much more nonsense than our straight compatriots. …