• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    Married couples only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Military
    ✖ Illegal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Malaysia ranks #28 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(86%) No
Yes (9%)

History

Homosexual activity in Malaysia

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Current status
(since 1826)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Unsure of date. Date shown reflects the British colonial territory of the Straits Settlements. Malaysia's anti-sodomy laws are relics of the colonial era and rarely enforced.
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Jan 1, 1826–Mar 19, 2017
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to 20 years in prison, whipping, and fines under sharia law.
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Same-sex marriage in Malaysia

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Current status
(since 1826)
Unrecognized
Homosexual activity in Malaysia is illegal.
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Right to change legal gender in Malaysia

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Aug 9, 1965–Jan 23, 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
According to transrespect.org
Sources:
transrespect.org
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Current status
(since Aug 9, 1965)
Illegal
A trans individual does not currently have the right to change their legal gender. A recent court ruling in favour of allowing trans women to wear female clothing was overturned by a federal court.

The date reference is the date Singapore separated from Malaysia, making it the country it is today.
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Same-sex adoption in Malaysia

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Current status
(since 1826)
Married couples only
Date reflects beginning of British colonization of Malaysia. Homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia.
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LGBT discrimination in Malaysia

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Current status
(since 1826)
No protections
As homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia, there are no protections for LGBTQ+ community
Sources:
The constitution of Malaysia (1826)
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LGBT housing discrimination in Malaysia

?
Current status
(since Jan 1, 1826)
Ambiguous
protection for gender identity and expression.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Malaysia

?
Current status
(since Jan 1, 1826)
Ambiguous
protection for gender identity and expression.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Malaysia

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Current status
Illegal
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Malaysia

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Malaysia

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Current status
Legal
Follows US Guidelines.
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Conversion therapy in Malaysia

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Current status
(since Feb 15, 2017)
Not banned
Nobody cares about lgbt community there. Also government is sponsoring this activity.
the prime minister just compared lgbt people to Islamic state.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by State

View the LGBT laws in each individual state of Malaysia.



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