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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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TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication

TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication

Concerns over the details of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) have risen as New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has confirmed the deal would extend patents on many medications. “The government will have to pay for the original drug rather than the generic for a little bit longer,” Mr Key said, according to gaynz.com. […]

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Malaysia: PM Razak says ‘no need’ for Pride parade

Malaysia: PM Razak says ‘no need’ for Pride parade

Prime Minister Najib Razak has declared there is ‘no need’ to host a gay Pride parade in Malaysia, amidst international moves towards ending LGBTIQ discrimination. The PM has said the festival may disrupt the ‘moderate’ nature of Malaysia’s Islamic beliefs, suggesting a Pride celebration would be incompatible. “Islam does not promote violence and teaches us […]

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Malaysian Religious Police Arrest Women

Malaysian Religious Police Arrest Women

There are reports that a lesbian couple have been arrested in Malaysia after religious police raided their hotel room in Johor Baru. Newspaper Sinar Harian reported that two young women had been arrested by officers of the Johor Islamic Religious Department. Nine officers were searching the hotel when they came across the two women sharing […]

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Seventeen Transwomen Arrested in Malaysia

Seventeen Transwomen Arrested in Malaysia

On Tuesday 17 transwomen were arrested during a raid on a wedding party in the state of Negri Sembilan. The Sharia code in Negri Sembilan currently criminalizes “any male person who, in any public place wears a woman’s attire or poses as a woman”. An appeals court is set to rule to determine whether the […]

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Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Convicted of Sodomy Again

Malaysian Oppostition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has been sentenced to five years jail after a court overturned a previous acquittal for sodomy charges. The ruling has been declared politically motivated as it will prevent the opposition leader running for office in the Selangor State Assembly later this month. Ibrahim who is the former Deputy Prime Minister […]

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Wife of Malaysian PM Supports Homophobic Views

Wife of Malaysian PM Supports Homophobic Views

The Malaysian Prime Minister is receiving unwavering support from his wife on his stance against homosexuality. Datin Seri Paduka Rosmah Mansor expressed her views against the LGBTI community to the Phnom Penh Post. ‘You know why HIV and AIDS occur… how it is being spread. Now the number of people suffering from HIV is alarming. […]

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Matthew Shepard Did Not Die In Vain

Matthew Shepard Did Not Die In Vain

Opinion OUTinPerth’s Nadine Walker reflects on the death of Matthew Shepard In all its diversities, sexuality to me constitutes one of the core foundations of the human race. Our ability to love one another regardless of gender is something to be celebrated and embraced. Love is something that should be shared regardless of gender, race, […]

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