By Theodore Shoebat
I’m going to have to agree with the Muslim guy on this one. As one report from BBC reports:
Festival organisers in Malaysia have removed two portraits of LGBT activists from a public photo exhibition after complaints from the government.
The director of the George Town Festival said he was “directed” to take the portraits out by the minister of Islamic affairs, Mujahid Yusof Rawa.
Mr Mujahid said the promotion of LGBT culture was not supported in Malaysia.
The exhibition features a series of portraits with different Malaysians posing with the country’s flag.
The photos were taken last year to commemorate 60 years of Malaysian independence.
Among them were Nisha Ayub, a transgender activist who has won several awards, including the US Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award in 2016 for her work on transgender rights.
Pang Khee Teik is the co-founder of Seksualiti Merdeka, an annual sexuality rights festival, and the editor of online forum Queer Lapis.
He was photographed clutching a rainbow pride flag and draped in the national flag.
Homosexual activity is illegal in Malaysia under both secular and religious laws.