25 Dec '11, 7am

Gay Malaysian in Irish civil union

Gay Malaysian in Irish civil union

Arts curator Pang Khee Teik kicked open the issue of homosexuality in Malaysia almost single-handedly by organising Seksualiti Merdeka a few years ago, a multi-event festival promoting an individual’s rights to autonomy in matters sexual. Owyang Wen Feng, styled Malaysia’s first openly gay pastor, then added to it by his writing and public outspokenness. By 2011, Seksualiti Merdeka had gained media attention and the police felt compelled to act, telling organisers that they would be shut down if they proceeded with another festival without permission. However, once opened, the issue of homosexuality seldom goes away, though not everything that follows is a deliberate campaign; some things are just private actions gone public. But the earlier actions by campaigners would have sensitised society to the issue to the extent that even private matters become comment-worthy where...

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