January 23, 2014 8:53 PM Subscribe
Hey Hivemind, I was wondering if anyone could point me to accounts and/or resources about the current social and political climate for LGBT people in Malaysia?
posted by Weebot to Society & Culture (5 answers total)
My baby cousin, who is a foreign student attending college in the US, recently came out to the family. I'm more than happy that he's been able to come out and that the family has been (mostly) been supportive. However, it has been getting me thinking about the LGBT situation in Malaysia, where most of my extended family is from. The cursory internet searches--which is to say Google and Wikipedia--lead me think that the situation isn't great, though some of what I've read suggests there is a slight split in attitudes in Kuala Lumpur and the rest of the country. A lot of this is wrapped up in concern about what to do when his student visa runs out.
I saw that divabat had posted
a bit about it last year, but I was wondering if anyone knew of anything--Amnesty International reports, newspaper articles, academic studies, etc--that would give me a better glimpse about what is like in Malaysia for the LGBT community.