Seksualiti Merdeka is the police’s latest victim

What’s next? What’s worse that the police could do? Unfortunately, well, this. The cops raided The Annexe Gallery (Central Market, Kuala Lumpur) when Seksualiti Merdeka 2011 was going on. The apparently reason for this was because the event was accused for being an illegal gathering for gays and lesbians, promoting homosexuality in Malaysia.

I went to the annual sexuality rights festival two years ago back in 2009 and I didn’t turn gay after that. Instead, I learnt to respect those with diverse sexuality orientations and gender identities, and came to understand and feel their pain.

So don’t bullshit anyone to say there were valid reasons to ban Seksuality Merdeka. Perhaps the actual reason was because Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan (chairperson of Bersih 2.0) was invited to attend the event this year to give a speech? ‘Cause why wasn’t it declared illegal last year? And why didn’t they raid the place when I was there back in 2009?

With this, the authorities have shattered the hearts of the sexual minorities, making them feel more afraid, unsupported and ashamed, which they weren’t supposed to in the first place. Is this how the government and the police care for the people? Is this what they call a democratic nation? This is just despicable. Shame on them.

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  1. Eric Lee

    Seriously, why wouldn't religion or the country understand that homosexuality is not a psychological sickness. It's part of nature. Scientific research had proven that there exist a certain gene in all homosexuals and even other species exhibit signs of homosexuality. If they said homosexuality is against nature of God then God is playing a very cruel practical jokes of these people.People need to rewrite relgion and grow up. This is as terrible as racism. Sad country we lived in.

  2. Jothi

    What you don't understand, you fear, thats the whole attitude against Seksuality Merdeka 2011. And in Msia, anything with the words sex n sexuality gets everyone all defensive.

  3. kc

    the country seems very divided on this – even in the 'west', there's a huge divide around the lgbt issue. but i guess we come across more idiotic

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