Malaysian court fines nine and sentences two trans women to jail for “cross-dressing”
- The group of women were arrested in Kelantan, one of the 13 of Malaysia’s 14 states that criminalizes cross-dressing.
- The lawyer representing the group has filed an appeal, and the two jailed have been released on bail.
“Laws against ‘a male person posing as a woman’ not only deny transgender women in Malaysia our fundamental rights as citizens of the country, they also contribute to a hostile environment. … These laws lead people to perceive us as criminals and subject us to humiliation, hate crimes, and other forms of violence.”
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