PAS Youth asks if DAP supports LGBT over involvement in axed pride march

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Taylor’s University had explained that it cancelled LGBT awareness event at its campus because the organisers did not obtain its approval. — AFP pic

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 ― PAS Youth asked today whether its former ally DAP supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement, pointing to one of its members’ involvement in a now-cancelled public awareness campaign.

The Islamist party wing also urged Muslims to question whether Opposition pact Pakatan Harapan can ensure the “strength and sanctity” of Islam.

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Pro-LGBT NGO regrets cancellation of varsity’s Pride Week

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Pelangi Campaign chides Taylor’s University for not standing firm for the autonomy of its students and staff, and bowing to ‘business interests’. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Pelangi Campaign, one of the organisers of Taylor’s Pride Week, says it is disappointed that Taylor’s University placed “business interests above safeguarding academic freedom and integrity”.

In a strongly-worded statement in response to the cancellation of the event celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, the NGO said it regretted the decision on the part of the management of Taylor’s University.

“The programme, themed ‘Courage in the Face of Adversity’, was organised by a group of Taylor’s University students who empathise with the social injustice faced by the LGBT community.

“They took the noble initiative of organising the event in order to raise awareness in society and engage the communities around them,” Pelangi said, chiding the university for not standing firm for the autonomy of its students and staff. Read more

LGBT pride march in Taylor’s University cancelled after Islamist pressure

Source: The Malay Mail Online

AThere has been no public statement so far from the student organisers, who called themselves ‘Pride Not Prejudice’, besides the deletion of the event’s Facebook page. Pic from AFP by Dibyangshu SARKAR.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — A three-day lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) public awareness campaign that included a pride march that was scheduled for next month in Taylor’s University was cancelled last night.

The event, called “Courage in the Face of Adversity” and organised by its students, was cancelled following protests since Tuesday by pro-Islamists blogs that were incensed it would be held during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

“The Pride event in Taylor’s University has been cancelled and will not happen. Please be informed,” the Campaign for Equality and Human Rights Initiative, or Pelangi, said in a brief Facebook status last night. Read more