This educational video campaign is specifically designed to raise awareness regarding the trans* community. ‘I Am You’ will be releasing a new video every week discussing trans issues in Malaysia.
“I recently came out to my parents as queer, not directly using that term but indicating that I’m not heterosexual. My parents are also Christians, my mum doesn’t just think it’s sinful to be sleeping with women but that I have a mental illness and I need ‘treatment’.
Apparently if we didn’t leave China, I would not be queer, it’s a white people thing.”
“You haven’t met the likes of me before, but instead of enlarging or exploding your categories I’m always hovering outside, I’m an exception. But the days have passed where I would wear my exceptionalism as a badge of pride, now I say no, I’m just Chinese. I’m a mass-produced serialised export of the PRC and all those yellow hordes are as exceptional as me, as complicated as me, every one of us is large and contains multitudes. I might be the only one on your radar quoting Walt Whitman but there’s a solid billion of us so I guarantee I’m never the only one doing anything, and no matter how many glittery queer scenesters you see around me, those yellow hordes are my people.”
“We believe that gay men should not have to go to jail for being who they are, and this is why we are appealing the decision,” said the couple, who have been together for 15 years.”
“I am not trapped by my body. I am trapped by your beliefs. And I want to reclaim this body from those who want it to breathe and be fed by their dogmas.” – Sass Rogando Sasot
“I have decided not to sit on the fence because I am convinced that the issue is about equality, justice and human rights.” – Raymond Huo, Labour List MP
Denise Oh on queerlesque; Ben and Thomas from Rainbow Youth