LGBTQ-focused research academics and organisations might sound like a good idea on the surface, but some of this work in Malaysia is actually about pushing homophobic messages disguised as scholarship.
Tag: Structural Violence
Singapore’s Pink Dot Turns 10
Singapore’s annual LGBTQ pride rally, Pink Dot, celebrated its 10th year on 21 July. New Naratif plunged into the sea of pink to capture the sights and sounds.
A Creative Outlet for “Invisible” Hands
Migrant workers are often seen as “transient” and separate from everyone else in Singapore. But literary activities like poetry workshops are helping to break down barriers and reduce segregation.
A New Model for Ho Chi Minh City’s Sidewalks
Amid a resumed clearing campaign, some of Ho Chi Minh City’s sidewalk vendors have embraced changes. But questions remain over what might be lost if the city is turned into a “little Singapore”.
Disappeared in Malaysia
The families of four individuals who have disappeared in Malaysia are pressing for answers in a public enquiry with few leads.
Akan Datang: Investigations in Malaysia, terror in Indonesia and the Cambodian environment
New Naratif’s North Sumatra consulting editor takes a look at stories to watch across Southeast Asia, 20–27 May.
The Ongoing Struggle for LGBTQ Equality in Vietnam
LGBTQ rights in Vietnam have improved in recent years, but traditional social norms and stigmas still make life difficult for queer individuals in the country.
More Dangerous Than Nuclear War
Despite historical tolerance of different sexual orientations and gender identities, Indonesian politicians are using LGBTQ rights as a wedge issue in their power play.