‘Ways to identify a gay’ checklist released by Malaysian paper

A Malaysian paper has come under fire for publishing a checklist of tips to assist individuals determine if somebody is gay or lesbian.The short article,

featured in Sinar Harian, featured bullet points with ‘unique qualities’ in LGBTI individuals, inning accordance with a report in

The Guardian. The points mentioned that gay men were easy to recognize because of their love of beards, going to the health club to take a look at other guys, and branded clothes.

“Their eyes light up when they see handsome guys,” the article stated.The checklist likewise declared that lesbians tended to hug each other, hold hands, and belittle men.Homosexuality is presently unlawful in Malaysia and carries a 20-year prison sentence.An 18-year-old student was beaten and burned to death in 2015, and a 27-year-old trans woman was assaulted with a knife and shot 3 times a few months later.The Malaysian Government also ran a contest for young individuals to make anti-LGBTI videos.A competition launched by the health ministry asked people aged 13 to 24 to produce videos against”gender confusion”to”prevent “homosexuality and being trans.The competitors standards recommended gay individuals, trans individuals, and tomboys were examples of individuals experiencing gender confusion

. The federal government offered a$1,000 prize money for the best video.Responding to reaction from LGBTI activists, the government declared its aim was not to discriminate. © Star Observer 2017|For the most recent in lesbian

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