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NST Article: Why do you want to hurt me?

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The New Straits Times Online carries an article “Why do you want to hurt me?” discussing homophobia in Malaysia. We are happy that this issue is being openly addressed in our sister country, particularly in the light of it being an Islamic country (according to its leaders, though not officially), and in the light of official homophobic positions (Anwar being prosecuted for sodomy, and official fatwas against the community)

Sayoni is proud of Anj Ho who gave the talk on homophobia in the Seksualiti Merdeka conference in August 2008. You can read more about what she shared on homophobia in the article.

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# jimmy 2010-02-02 04:21
jimmy said,

March 1, 2009 at 11:26 pm

according to its leaders means officially doesnt it?

if i m not wrong melaysia also prides itself for being one of the more forward thinking muslim countries, if you were to compare it to say… brunei, or indonesia, or the middle east…

i do hope you make the distinction between islam, and islamic countries when attaching homophobia as a characteristic.

ive always felt that idea of homosexuality is a very distant thought in the collective psyche of the average melaysian. so that was a heck of a shocker

“Homophobes also tend to be misogynistic” (from the article)
i find this to be very true. uhg.


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