Malaysia’s LGBTQ community fears backlash after concert kiss

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07/27/2023

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy’s recent appearance at a festival in Kuala Lumpur — where he criticized Malaysia’s homophobic laws and kissed a male bandmate on stage — has strongly angered conservatives in the country. Members of the LGBTQ+ community have also expressed unease over his actions, fearing that the episode risks further exacerbating the hostilities they face.

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