Khoo Ying Hooi writes: “There is a definite sense of misinformation and #disinformation about the LGBT in society, and this can only be reduced through our collective action as a society. When competing moral values are brought into tension, I ask, who are we to become moral police and discriminate against the LGBT? What gives us the right to judge others? Are we not simply fellow members of a universal humanity? Indeed, we are all fellow members of the human race, regardless of our ethnicity, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.”

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Dr. Khoo Ying Hooi is Aliran executive committee member, deputy head of the Department of International and Strategic Studies at the University of Malaya, secretary-general of the Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham), and member of the Innovation for Change – East Asia Governance Circle.