Let’s face it: Malaysia is NOT a good place for LGBT individuals to freely express themselves. But no one can choose where they’re born at, can they? Discrimination is sadly common, usually justified by religion.
If you disagree with ‘the LGBT lifestyle’, I ask for your empathy. This is not a ‘guide to be gay’ article, this is a ‘what to do when you need help’ article. Know the distinction. Don’t kick people when they’re down. No religion teaches that.
This article answers the following questions (in order):
- My family kicked me out after they find out I’m gay / lesbian / bisexual / trans / queer. What can I do?
- I need to check my STD / HIV / AIDS status and find out where to find information about medical help, treatment and support
- My colleagues at work are bullying me because of my sexual orientation / gender identity. I need the job. What can I do?
- I need to talk to someone. What are my options?
- My gender does not align with the sex I was born with. How can I transition and what kind of expenses can I expect?
- I can no longer/do not want to stay in Malaysia. What can I do?
- I am in a committed, if unrecognised relationship with my partner. If anything happens to me, how can make sure she/he can inherit my money and properties?
- I don’t have immediate problems but would like to prepare myself financially, in case anything happens. What can I do?
- I’m LGBT individual / ally with financial means. How can I help?