White guy dating a muslim girl
Sodomy is still against the law in Malaysia, so that is quite clear cut.But the religious state laws, which apply only to Muslims, varies from state to state and usually concern dressing up like a member of the opposite sex, or holding events that have “immoral” things such as drag-like performances.So keeping up appearances is still a big deal in Malaysia I would think, that is if you want to thrive in some sort of way. But the advent of social media and smartphone apps like Grindr, Wechat, and others enables gay men to socialise in a more efficient but still private manner.In the late 90s to mid-2000s, Malaysian netizens loved using online chat software like MIRC or the relay chat things.Islam is not known for its tolerance of the LGBT community and its lifestyle, even though in many Muslim countries sex between men is not uncommon due to the prohibitions of interaction between the sexes. I reached out to some friends, and in turn a couple of brave Malays stepped forward to be interviewed. Members of the Malay ethnic group basically have no choice in their religion. Relatives are usually the most persistent ones who never fail to ask: “So when is your time? (Eid), weddings, and other communal Malay gatherings.They are raised Muslim and are expected to follow its principles. Do you feel that you are able to be “out” in your daily life, or are you only able to be open with close friends? At the office, being gay is an accepted norm as I am in the creative/media line.
As I pondered my personal question, I broadened my query out to perhaps an even more important one—What is life like for Muslim gay people? They know I am close to a lot of guy friends through the years. In my 20s, my family did ask whether I had a girlfriend or was interested in marriage and such, but nowadays my mother and father do not touch on the topic anymore.I forget the objective of the camp, but it was not that ultra-religious in nature.A deputy minister had also last year condoned a parents conference that, among other things, included a discussion on how to identify youths with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) tendencies.I know there was a party in northern state Kedah, some years back, that created headlines because the state Islamic religious authority found out it had drag-show like elements in the party.My boyfriend and I once checked into a cheap hotel and personnel from the religious authority knocked on our door to check on offenders for (close proximity).