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Malaysian gay rights festival banned by authorities


Aids Alliance

Organisations are calling on the Malaysian authorities to lift a ban on the country’s annual Seksualiti Merdeka festival.

The three-year old Seksualiti Merdeka festival aims to promote awareness of discrimination, harassment and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Malaysia.  The police issued a ban on all activities related to the festival, citing concerns regarding “public order” and “religious freedom.”

Read the response of Alliance Linking Organisation the Malaysian AIDS Council

Read the response of the Global Forum on MSM and HIV