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  • 5th April 2012

    Malaysia announces funding for counsellors to tackle gay ‘phenomenon’ 34

    Malaysian authorities have suggested homosexuality can be treated in the past

    3:44 PM — Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced funding yesterday to enable counsellors to tackle "sexual orientation disorders like LGBT".

  • 22nd March 2012

    Malaysian MP calls for ‘gay rehab’ 34

    Datuk Baharum Mohamad said a study found 30 percent of Malaysian men were gay

    11:06 AM — A Malaysian MP who described 'scary' levels of homosexuality in his country has called for the government to open a gay 'rehabilitation' centre.

  • 9th August 2011

    Gay Malaysian pastor urges gays to come out 12

    The Malaysian pastor has asked gay people to come out

    2:55 PM — A gay pastor in Malaysia is urging gay people to come out in order to tackle homophobia. Reverend Ouyang Wen Feng, a controversial figure who runs a gay-friendly church, is thought to be the country's only openly gay pastor.

  • 20th April 2011

    Malaysia’s gay cure camp sparks anger 14

    State officials hope the camp will stop the boys being gay

    12:00 PM — A Malaysian 'gay cure' camp for effeminate teenagers should be abolished, the country's women's minister says. Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said that the decision, by the state of Terengganu, violates the Children's Act and would damage the boys.

  • 19th April 2011

    Malaysia sends 66 boys to gay cure camp 105

    A Malaysian official said the boys were invited to the camp

    12:06 PM — Malaysian authorities have admitted sending 66 teenage boys thought to be gay to a camp to learn "masculine behaviour". An official from Terengganu state said the boys, aged between 13 and 17, were identified by teachers as having effeminate mannerisms.

  • 30th March 2011

    Commercial success for Malaysia’s first gay film 11

    Malaysia has laws on public morality

    3:26 PM — Malaysia's first gay-themed film has found success at the country''s box office. Dalam Botol, or In A Bottle, made just over one million ringgit (£205,000) in five days, its producer told AP.

  • 26th March 2011

    Lady Gaga urges Malaysian people to protest censorship of her pro-gay song 25

    Lady Gaga urges Malaysian people to protest censorship

    12:51 AM — Lady Gaga is calling for young people in Malaysia to protest "peaceably" against the decision to censor pro-gay lyrics in her hit "Born This Way" by local radio stations.

  • 8th November 2010

    Gay arts festival GFEST begins today 1

    GFEST director Niranjan Kamatkar with Lynne Featherstone and David Lammy

    6:35 PM — London's only LGBT arts festival begins today. GFEST will run for two weeks and features dozens of short films, exhibitions and performances by a range of artists.

  • 1st November 2010

    Trans woman crowned UK Scrabble champion 10

    The Scrabble UK championship was held in London

    5:56 PM — A trans woman has been crowned the UK Scrabble champion in London. Mikki Nicholson, 32, only began playing the game five years ago. She beat former world champion Mark Nyman for the UK title.

  • 29th October 2010

    David Cameron supports gay arts event GFEST 18

    David Cameron sent a message of support to GFEST

    12:02 PM — Prime minister David Cameron has released a message of support for GFEST, London's annual gay arts and culture festival. The two-week festival starts on November 8th and will be held at venues across London.

  • 27th May 2010

    Malaysian trans woman makes asylum bid 7

    Same-sex activity is illegal in Malaysia

    9:50 AM — A trans Malaysian woman who has recently married a Derby man has lodged an appeal for asylum after three failed attempts to become a permanent UK resident.

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