LGBT: A better tomorrow

Opinion  |  S Thayaparan
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We're not gonna get rid of anybody! We're gonna stick together, just like it used to be! When you side with a man, you stay with him! And if you can't do that, you're like some animal, you're finished! WE'RE finished! All of us. - Pike Bishop (The Wild Bunch)

If you are sincerely interested in changing Malaysia for the better, if you sincerely believe in the ‘muhibbah' concept of Pakatan Rakyat, you would with great haste (if you haven't already) read Pang Kee Teik's letter titled 'LGBT, don't put up living in fear' in the letters section of Malaysiakini .

Now, I understand how sympathetic views on the subject of homosexuality or anything related to it is near verboten in the mainstream media and ‘tolerated' in the alternative media, but Pang's letter goes to the heart of the problems faced by marginalised communities in this country when it comes to dissent or just speaking truth to power - those who have it and those who want to claim it...

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