Announcement, Events, Featured, LGBTs

Singapore’s Pink Dot 2013

Speaker’s Corner at Hong Lim Park will once again turn into a sea of bright pink lights as Pink Dot marks its milestone 5th year. Since the inaugural event in 2009 which saw 2,500 people coming together to form a giant pink dot, the movement has grown exponentially, seeing its largest-yet turnout of 15,000 people […]

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Featured, LGBTs, Personal Experiences, Transgender, Transphobia

I am You

This educational video campaign is to raise awareness regarding the transgender community in Malaysia in hopes to foster understanding as well as promote tolerance and acceptance and subsequently bridge the gap between the transgender community and the general populace. Join the effort at: Website: Facebook: Twitter: @mytransally Instagram: mytransally

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Announcement, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, LGBTs, Podcast, Queer, Transgender

Ongline Podcast: Asians on Pride48

Posted on 17 June 2013

Voice Comment: (920) iPhone-1 :: download file :: listen on iPhone & iPad :: Duration: 22:00 | 13.2MB | Mono | Pride48 coming up this weekend. History of Pride48. Hope that the Asian GLBT community would participate as well. Talking about my father. Come listen to Penang Hokkien, Mandarin and Malay on June 22 […] Continue Reading

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Announcement, Bisexual, Events, Gay, Lesbian, LGBTs, Podcast, Queer, Transgender

Celebrating Pride Month Globally

Posted on 10 June 2013

I am a podcaster, and I have been involved with Pride48 for years. This year, we will have two big events. One is coming up in a couple of weeks. The other happens in September 2013 in Las Vegas, but will be broadcasted globally like the June event. On June 21, 22, 23 of 2013 […] Continue Reading

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Funnies, Homophobia, LGBTs, media, Plucked

The effing show: Homo is where the heart is –

Posted on 04 April 2012

Background: The effing show is one of three digital tv programs produced by Popfolio Sdn Bhd. Their charter is to engage with young Malaysians to help create a far more democratic media space. Rather than being reduced to mere consumers, we’d like to see young Malaysians create their own media experience. We do this by […] Continue Reading

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Critique, Family, LGBTs, Life, Queer Science, Religion

Muslim Views on Artificial Reproductive Technologies and Its Impact On My Baby Quest

Posted on 09 March 2012

In doing the due diligence for starting a family with my partner, I was curious to find out what Islam stance on infertility processes such as IVF or artificial insemination. What I found is rather abysmal. A 1980 Sunni fatwa came out shortly after the first test tube baby, Louisa Brown, was born in 1978, […] Continue Reading

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The Call

Posted on 24 January 2012

  Hello? Hey, son! About time we talked, don’t you think? About what, dad? You, my dear son, you. It’s been a while. Yeah, sure has. We missed you. Dad, you know how much I hated that small town where we lived. The feelings were pretty mutual back then. Come on, son. You know it […] Continue Reading

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Defying Gravity

Posted on 19 December 2011

  He stood at the very edge of the precipice, staring down at the waves crashing against the rocky cliff wall. The salty breeze ran its fingers through his hair, giving him tousled and windswept appearance. Drops of sea spray trickled down his bare chest, which heaved as he took a deep breath. Above, the […] Continue Reading

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Podcast, Transgender

Ongline #394 Finding Cathy

Posted on 17 December 2011

Voice Comment: (920) iPhone-1 :: download file :: listen on iPhone :: Duration: 42:22 | 25.3MB | Mono | My listener, turned friend, share her story of being a transgender woman. I have had some other transgender women on Ongline before. But they are usually at the later part of the transition process. I thought it […] Continue Reading

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Call for Action, LGBTs, News

The Schism of Seksualiti

Posted on 17 November 2011

Seksualiti Merdeka is an annual sexuality rights festival held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia featuring a programme of talks, workshops, theatre and music performances organised by a coalition of Malaysian NGOs, artists and individuals. According to the organisers, the purpose of the festival, which has been organised annually since 2008, is not to change the minds […] Continue Reading

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Announcement, Call for Action, LGBTs

ILGA Asia urges Malaysia to reinstate Seksualiti Merdeka Festival

Posted on 10 November 2011

It is with Great Sadness that we read about the Malaysian Police Ban of the Seksualiti Merdeka Festival planned to be held in Malaysia from the 9th to the 13th of November. Malaysia claims to be “Truly Asia” but the banning of the festival by the Malaysian authorities proves otherwise. Asia is about diversity, and […] Continue Reading

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Lesbian, LGBTs, media, Uncategorized

Movie Review: Circumstances (Sharayet)

Posted on 24 September 2011

Circumstance (Sharayet), a 2011 Sundance Audience Award winner, gives its audience a remarkable insight to life in Tehran. The sweet sexy lesbian relationship between the two main teenage protagonists (Atafeh played by Nikohl Boosheri and Shireen played by Sarah Kazemy) becomes almost second fiddle to the fascinating world that writer-producer-director Maryam Keshavarz navigates us through. […] Continue Reading

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Announcement, Call for Action, LGBTs

Violence Is Not Our Culture – Art Competition

Posted on 29 August 2011

Violence, stigma and discrimination against those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed or queer (LGBTIQ) has for too long been justified in the name of culture and religion. In Malaysia, the situation is no different. There are LGBTIQ youth who contemplate suicide because of judgment and rejection from society. There are LGBTIQ youth who […] Continue Reading

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Lesbian, LGBTs, Love and Relationships, News

Lesbian Marriage in Batu Pahat

Posted on 29 August 2011

Source: KL world & Sinchew Daily. Full Article in Mandarin On 7/30/2011, “Thomas”, 29 years old, and Apple, 27 had the distinction of being the first Malaysian lesbian couple to have their marriage publicized in two Malaysian newspapers, Sinchew Daily and The Star. According to Sinchew, they were married in full traditional Chinese wedding ceremony […] Continue Reading

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Critique, LGBTs, media, Religion

Malaysia’s Anti Gay Camp

Posted on 21 April 2011

PRI’s the World’s talks about the Malaysian anti gay camp where effeminate young boys are encouraged to enroll in masculinity training camp as a premptive attempt to prevent them from growing up gay or transexual. 66 13-17 year old boys are currently engaged in such a camp right now. These kids were picked by their […] Continue Reading

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Announcement, Arts, Call for Action, Events, News, Queer, Transgender

JUSTICE FOR SISTERS Fundraising Concert

Posted on 01 February 2011

Justice for Sisters is a grassroots campaign organized by concerned members of the public to raise public awareness about issues surrounding violence and persecution against the Mak Nyah community in Malaysia. The campaign also aims to raise funds amounting to RM60,000 to finance court cases that have been brought up against transgenders who have been […] Continue Reading

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