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HRC blasts Brunei’s new gay stoning laws

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT civil rights organization in the country, came out today against the government of Brunei’s implementation of new laws that would allow the stoning of LGBT citizens. “LGBT citizens in many countries around the world remain persistent targets of harassment, arrest, violence, and torture...

Celebrities Join Coalition of Women’s Rights, LGBT Groups to Protest Brunei’s Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman Penal Code

Los Angeles, CA - Celebrities, including Jay Leno and Frances Fisher, joined Eleanor Smeal, president of Feminist Majority, Mavis Leno, and a host of women's rights and LGBT leaders in a rally today across from the Beverly Hills Hotel to demand the Sultan of Brunei rescind a Taliban-like Brunei...

Penang rep forced to withdraw transgender rights committee motion

“It’s all of them against me, alone, and since it’s a democracy, I have to withdraw my motion,” Teh said in a telephone interview with The Malay Mail Online after a debate with DAP state assemblymen and MPs this afternoon. Teh said the debate clearly showed that political leaders in...

PH tolerates gays but abuses continue, says UN-backed study

MANILA—Gays are increasingly tolerated in Philippine society but discrimination persists and they remain vulnerable to hate crimes, according to a United Nations-backed study released Monday. Sexual activity is not a crime but same-sex marriage is not allowed and gay couples cannot adopt children, said the study funded by the UN...

Landmark transgender case heads to court in Malaysia

Human Rights Watch says the Putrajaya Court of Appeal will hear a challenge on May 22nd, to the constitutionality of the state Shariah law. Three transgender women from Negeri Sembilan state will ask the court to remove the law that prohibits a man from identifying as a woman, or wearing...

Transgender Malaysians await court decision

An outreach worker with the PT Foundation, an HIV/AIDS organisation in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, Ayub fights for the rights of the country's transgender women who call themselves Mak Nyah and are mostly ethnic Malay Muslims. Faced with discrimination, abuse and harassment, some of the country's estimated...

Civil society organisations put out statement against xenophobia, racism

A group of 12 civil society organisations and more than 20 individuals have put out a statement condemning racist and xenophobic rhetoric and behaviour in Singapore, and calling for robust political debate and the promotion of the values of equality and universal human rights. SINGAPORE: A group of 12 civil...

Seventeen Transwomen Arrested In Malaysia Ahead Of Court Challenge To Sharia Law

Religious police in the Malaysian state of Negri Sembilan arrested 17 transwomen during a raid on a wedding party Tuesday, according to local media reports. Religious police in the Malaysian state of Negri Sembilan arrested 17 transwomen during a raid on a wedding party Tuesday, according to local media reports. The...

Wear white to protest Singapore pink gay rally, religious groups say

Some Christians have joined Muslims in Singapore urging followers to wear white this weekend in protest at the sixth annual "Pink Dot" gay rights rally, which attracted a record 21,000 people last year. (Reuters) - Some Christians have joined Muslims in Singapore urging followers to wear white this weekend in...

Malaysia: End Arrests of Transgender Women

An Islamic law court in Malaysia has sentenced 16 transgender women to seven days in prison and a fine for “cross dressing,” in violation of their rights to freedom of expression and privacy, Human Rights Watch said today. (Bangkok) – An Islamic law court in Malaysia has sentenced 16 transgender...