17th September 2013
Malaysia: Human Rights Watch calls for an end to sodomy law 1
2:02 PM — The global human rights group Human Rights Watch have called on the Malaysian government repeal the country's anti-sodomy laws, after the government decided to appeal the aquittal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges.
20th August 2013
The 41 Commonwealth Nations where being gay can land you in prison 15
11:35 AM — The Queen is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations, the international body that was created out of what was formerly the British Empire. The Commonwealth states that its core values are "democracy, freedom, peace, the rule of law and opportunity for all." However, freedom, peace and the opportunity for all are clearly denied to LGBT people in 41 of the 54 countries that are member states.
22nd January 2013
Malaysia: Ex-PM wins defamation lawsuit against paper which alleged he was pro-LGBT 5
7:11 PM — Former deputy prime minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim has won a lawsuit against a newspaper on the grounds that articles about him 'distorted' the truth by painting him as a gay rights supporter.
27th November 2012
Malaysia: Islamic political party members to protest against Elton John concert 9
8:50 AM — Members of a Malaysian Islamic political party are set to protest against the appearance of Elton John in the country's capital on Saturday evening.
14th September 2012
Malaysian government criticised for hosting seminars to spot ‘gay children’ 9
6:24 PM — The Malaysian government has been criticised by Amnesty International for hosting a series of seminars for parents and teachers, claiming how to identify if a child is gay.
31st August 2012
Malaysia: Court case challenges trans “discrimination” law 2
7:52 PM — Four trans women in Malaysia have begun action to challenge the Islamic law which forbids them from behaving and dressing like women.
7th August 2012
Malaysian gay couple hold wedding celebration 3
10:36 PM — A gay couple in Malaysia have held what is considered to be the country's first gay wedding celebration. Ngeo Boon Lin, a Malaysian-born pastor and his new husband, African-American music producer Phineas Newborn III, celebrated with a front of a crowd of family members, friends and journalists.
19th May 2012
Malaysia: Muslim lesbian activist launches controversial book 21
8:44 PM — A Canadian Muslim has launched a controversial new book on liberal Islam in Malaysia, where the majority of citizens are Muslim, despite attempts by a government minister to ban the event.
6th April 2012
State-run TV in Malaysia to ‘ban’ programmes featuring gay characters 18
10:54 AM — The Malaysian Information Department has banned television shows which feature gay characters, starting with state-run channels. The country’s Deputy Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Maglin Dennis D'Cruz said the ban would be effective immediately beginning with state-owned TV and radio stations.
5th April 2012
Malaysia announces funding for counsellors to tackle gay ‘phenomenon’ 34
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".