“I reached out to my friends, some of whom were there marching and some of whom weren’t. I’m thankful for people in my life who were truly proud of me for marching with them and on their behalf.”
Speech by KHARTINI SLAMAH. “I hope that the younger generation of activists will not give up hope just because things are not changing the way they want it to. Activism is long journey.”
By VIZLA KUMARESAN. “They did not feel that they needed to silence or deny their pain in order to be strong.”
By TESS PANG. “Instead of hiding her raw feelings and composing herself before continuing, as perhaps we’d expect, Su-Feh kept speaking and acknowledged her right to feel everything, including fear—and by doing so she made room for us to do the same.”
By JOSEPH N. GOH. “Living my life as though it has ended would be to dishonour his memory.”
“Sebelum hubungan kita jadi semakin serius, ada sesuatu yang awak perlu tahu tentang saya.”
George Town Literary Festival 2018 through the eyes of young queer Malaysian writers.
Oleh REGINA IBRAHIM. “Ianya antara jalan untuk para Mak Nyah bersosial sesama mereka selain dari bertanding cantik. Pertemuan antara Mak Nyah lama dan baru untuk tujuan bersiratulrahim.”
Messages from trans community of Malaysia.
By PANG KHEE TEIK. “Yesterday, for the first time, I acknowledged the pain and trauma of my conversion therapy experience.”
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.”
Compiled by RYAN ONG. “For queer people who have endured traumas and rejections from families, Raya sometimes amplifies these feelings.”