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Wear a V-neck!

Netizens are organising a ‘National V-neck Day’ to oppose guidelines that are purported to help identify symptoms of homosexuality.

To oppose the absurd guidelines purported to help identify “symptoms of homosexuality”, Netizens in Malaysia are organizing a ‘National V-neck Day’.

The Facebook page of the event which is slated for 1 October reads, “Share and spread the message. We do not tolerate bullies and stereotyping. Definitely do not tolerate the fact that our friends are being treated like criminals.”

Sin Chew Daily, a popular Chinese newspaper in Malaysia reported last week that the Education Ministry had endorsed the guidelines drawn up by the NGOs Yayasan Guru Malaysia Bhd and Putrajaya Consultative Council of Parents and Teachers Associations.

The guidelines reportedly indicate that, "some of the other symptoms for being gay include wearing tight, light coloured clothing and a liking for showing off their muscular bodies through wearing V-neck or sleeveless clothes...."

"For lesbians, the symptoms include distancing themselves from other women besides their partners."

The guidelines warn that children displaying these symptoms should be given immediate attention. These guidelines received public outcry and placed Malaysia in an awkward limelight yet again.

The Ministry has since denied endorsing the guidelines, even though it the guidelines were launched by Deputy Education Minister Mohd Puad Zarkashi. During the event, he was quoted as saying that awareness of the symptoms were the best way to stop it from spreading among students.

LGBT news portal Gay Star News quoted Malaysian gay pastor Ngeo Boon Lin as endorsing the event, “Singapore has Pink [Dot], we Malaysians can have our National Wear V- neck day on Oct 1! No matter where u are, who u are, what u are, straight or gay, Wear V-neck on Oct 1.”

Trevvy wears Vv-neck this 1st October to support our Malaysian counterparts!


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Posted by ripeningstar Icon
Posted on 24/12/2013, 11:49 AM
I must agree Malaysians have discrimination much worse. That's why they want to come to Singapore.
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