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.