‘Beauty and the Beast’ to be shown uncut in Malaysia

Disney’s hit movie Beauty and the Beast, under fire from Malaysian conservatives for a “gay moment”, will be released in the Muslim-majority country without any cuts, the entertainment giant said Tuesday. The film “will be released in Malaysia on the 30th March, rated PG13 with no cuts”, a spokeswoman for Disney in Southeast Asia told

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‘Questions’ Episode 2: People from 7 cities tell us what they think of LGBT people

One is irritated by them, another calls them ‘brave’. The answers to this episode of Coconuts TV’s ‘Questions’ will be intriguing. In the second...

Right-wing US group calls on PayPal to boycott “LGBT-jailing” Malaysia

Shade thrown all

Right-wing US group calls on PayPal to boycott “LGBT-jailing” Malaysia

Canada grants refugee status to openly gay, atheist Malaysian student

Canada has granted refugee status to an openly gay and atheist Malaysian student. Hazim Ismail, who is studying in Canada, had his claim accepted by the Immigration and Refugee...

Canada grants refugee status to openly gay, atheist Malaysian student

Malaysian transgender activist wins US award for women of courage

A major recognition for LGBT activism in

Malaysian transgender activist wins US award for women of courage

Malaysian Muslim youth group launches anti-LGBT Facebook profile photo campaign

The backlash to the landmark United States Supreme Court decision to legalise same-sex marriage continues, and one such reaction has sparked off in Malaysia. The National Muslim...

Malaysian Muslim youth group launches anti-LGBT Facebook profile photo campaign

PM Najib: Malaysia doesn’t need gay pride parades

Prime Minister Najib Razak, in an oblique response to the landmark civil rights United States Supreme Court ruling last week that legalised gay marriage, said that Malaysia is no...

PM Najib: Malaysia doesn’t need gay pride parades

Transition: The painful journeys of two transgenders

Finding work and experiencing daily routines of life for the trans community can be difficult — some face discrimination and humiliation even from doing simple tasks.  We spoke...

Transition: The painful journeys of two transgenders

Jakim: Anti-gay flyers meant to stop spread of HIV among Muslims

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department has confirmed that it produced and distributed a flyer on Valentine’s Day purportedly debunking myths about homosexuality, and...

Jakim: Anti-gay flyers meant to stop spread of HIV among Muslims

This is possibly the most progressive school textbook in Malaysian history

We might have our gripes about the Malaysian public education system, but at least one major complaint might have already been addressed. We spotted this photo on Facebook today,...

This is possibly the most progressive school textbook in Malaysian history

Coconuts KL Lgbt+

Despite some progress over recent years, the LGBT+ subject still remains a taboo in Malaysia. People refuse to talk about it and acknowledge it, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t write about it. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re straight or gay, a man or a woman (or a mermaid), we do not judge and we treat all of you the same.