Anti-LGBT groups in Malaysia to protest

Discriminatory rally organised to defend country's 'moral and religious values'

Anti-LGBT groups in Malaysia to protest
08 April 2012

A rally against 'unacceptable lifestyles' by anti-gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups will take place on April 21 in Kuala Lumpur.

The rally will be held at the Dataran Merdeka square in the Malaysian capital and led by the discriminatory Jaringan Melayu Malaysia group.

Azwanddin Hamzah, president of the JMM says: 'We do not discriminate against individuals who may have been born with such [homosexual] tendencies. However we are against groups that are out to make this an acceptable lifestyle.'

'There is an agenda among certain individuals who clearly wish to destroy the nation's moral and religious values… we must put a stop to this.'

Homophobia is rife in Malaysia. Recently, the Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin claimed that LGBT people suffer from a 'disorder' that can be cured through counseling.

Gay Star News also reported that the depiction of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters on Malyasian TV may also be censored.

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