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Ministerial gay sex scandal consumes Malaysian politics

Ministerial gay sex scandal consumes Malaysian politics

Malaysian political discussion has been filled with details of a gay sex tape allegedly involving a government minister. The explicit video was shared through chat groups on the popular phone app WhatsApp, and alleges that one of the men in the video is a recognisable government minister. Homosexual sex is illegal in Malaysia, a relic […]

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Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim says colonial era sodomy laws need to be reviewed

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim says colonial era sodomy laws need to be reviewed

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says the country’s laws on sodomy need to be reviewed. The man who is expected to be Malaysia’s next Prime Minister when 93 year-old Dr Mohammad Mahathir steps down from the role, said he agreed with the current Prime Minister that Malaysia would never accept LGBTI culture or same-sex marriage, but […]

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Malaysian police raid gay club to stop ‘LGBT culture spreading into society’

Malaysian police raid gay club to stop ‘LGBT culture spreading into society’

Malaysian police have raided a long running club gay nightclub saying they acted to “mitigate the LGBT culture from spreading into our society.” The Blue Boy Club has operated on Jalan Sultun Ismail, in the eastern part of the city for around 30 years. It has been reported that it is the first time in […]

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Worth a Read: Interesting stories from around the web

Worth a Read: Interesting stories from around the web

The OUTinPerth team are always traversing the web looking for the most interesting LGBTI news and articles from around the globe, here’s some stories that caught our attention. Hans How: The Malaysian Gay Man Fighting for His Life, and Many Other LGBT Asylum Seekers The Daily Beast Hans How recounts what it was like growing […]

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Malaysian newspaper publishes “How to Spot Gays and Lesbians’ article

Malaysian newspaper publishes “How to Spot Gays and Lesbians’ article

A Malaysian newspaper has published an article outlining how you can spot gay and lesbian people in society, sparking outrage among activists. Homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia and activists for LGBTI rights have expressed their alarm at the article which lists traits it attributes to gay and lesbian people. Leading newspaper Sinar Harian said gay men […]

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Malaysia removes gay conversion category from video competition

Malaysia removes gay conversion category from video competition

The Malaysian government has changed the categories of a controversial video competition being run by its health department. LGBT rights activists were astounded when the country’s health department launched a competition offering cash prizes for people to make videos that discourage being gay or transgender. Activists argued that the competition would encourage discrimination and stigma […]

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Malaysian NGO blames gay and transgender people for HIV/AIDS rise

Malaysian NGO blames gay and transgender people for HIV/AIDS rise

A Malaysian non-government organisation has thrown their support behind the country’s health department’s controversial video competition. LGBT rights activists were astounded when the country’s health department launched a competition offering cash prizes for people to make videos that discourage being gay or transgender.  Activist argue that the competition will encourage discrimination and stigma against LGBT […]

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Malaysian government launches competition to create ‘gay cure’ videos

Malaysian government launches competition to create ‘gay cure’ videos

The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes for people to create videos that explain how to prevent being homosexual or transgender. A competition on the Malaysia Health Department’s website offers people aged between 13 and 24 the chance to win $1000 – $4000 ringgit (AUD $235 – $940). The overall theme of the video contest […]

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Beauty and the Beast will be screened in Malaysia without any cuts

Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast will screen in Malaysia without any cuts. The country’s censorship board had demanded that four minutes of the film be removed prior to release, cutting a scene where it is revealed the character of LeFou is gay. Disney refused to release the film with the cuts, pulled the […]

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Disney postpone releasing ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia

Disney postpone releasing ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia

Disney has indefinitely postponed releasing their live action remake of Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia. The decision follows an order from the country’s censorship body demanding that scenes indicating a character is gay be cut from the movie. Since director Bill Condon revealed that the character of LeFou will be gay in the new version of […]

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