The Great Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Debate; Now With Free Briyani!

The Malaysian Education Ministry "endorsed guidelines" to help parents identify gay and lesbian "symptoms" in their children. The guidelines were launched in September 2012 during a seminar in Penang. The guidelines, which lists four symptoms each of gays and lesbians, sparked outrage amongst Malaysians and caught the attention of international media.

  • The great Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) debate; now with free briyani!

    • Malaysia “will not compromise or work together with any parties in or outside of the country to recognise the LGBT community and its rights”.
    • "There is no ban on any artistic performance by any segment of society, including those acronymed as "soft" (or effeminate) men," he said in a Twitter posting.
    • “The Ministry of Education is now officially a bully,” Malaysian LGBT activist Pang Khee Teik told Free Malaysia Today.
    • I did an immediate check of my wardrobe and found, to my horror, that I have tight-fitting jeans, V-collared shirts and an assortment of purple, pink and maroon shirts and ties.
    • In a three-paragraph statement posted on its official Facebook page on Saturday, it said the ministry had never endorsed such guidelines to be published and circulated in schools by any party.
    • "What I found was that gay leaders value their employees as a whole, because they, themselves have experienced what it's like to be judged for one thing, rather than valued for who you are."
    • An outsider's perspective
    • Moving forward, or not?
    • Simptom lesbian: tertarik kepada wanita, menjauhkan diri daripada wanita lain, selain teman wanita mereka, gemar keluar, makan, dan tidur dengan wanita, tidak tertarik kepada lelaki.
    • The PEMBINA (Persatuan Belia Islam Malaysia / Islam Youth Association of Malaysia) perspective on the LGBT leaflets
    • “People may go up to muscular men in V-neck collars thinking they are gay and say: Hey I just met you, your collar looks V, but here’s my number, so call me maybe?’”
    • Guidelines of identifying homosexuals in schools as stipulated by the Malaysian Ministry of Education

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