UN member states and civil society gathered at UN headquarters to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Year of the Family during an event titled “It Takes a Family” on May 15, the International Day of Families.
Malaysia must not bow down to international pressure over LGBT issues, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Numan Afifi was questioned by police after an online backlash against a statement he read at the United Nations
Gay rights activist Numan Afifi, formerly the press officer to Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman has been called up by the police over a speech made at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva
For Malaysia’s embattled LGBTQI+ community, the promise of a new era with the change of government last year is yet to materialise.
One government minister criticises a feminist rally for including LGBT campaigners, another claims there are no gay people in Malaysia
Has Pakatan Harapan forgotten its pre-election pledges – or is this a cynical attempt to court the conservative Muslim vote?
'Misuse of democratic space' statement comes amid concerns over growing persecution of LGBT community in Malaysia, where sodomy and other same-sex acts are outlawed
"I'm really beginning to believe that men really believe that women’s issues are trivial, and that’s why they will find any excuse to not respond to demands to address anything that truly affects women. It’s called misogyny!”
The organisers of the International Women's Day march on March 9 would like to restate the five demands that brought together hundreds of supporters from all walks of life in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.
Despite news reports, it’s unclear what Tourism Minister Mohammadin Ketapi actually said about LGBTQ+ people at a recent event in Berlin.
Datuk Mah advised Mr Mohamaddin to issue a clarification on the remark and hoped that the minister would not claim that he was misquoted by the media.
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.