Dating in brunei

Posted by / 30-Jan-2020 20:16

‘I wrote an (anonymous) article about being gay, and reading some of the comments then I felt attacked, like “The ministry of religious affairs should deal with this,” or “You should be converted – it’s not too late,” or “We can save you if you come back to your religious roots”.’ ‘We were raised in this controlled community, and if we know that we’re gay then we have no rights, to be married, to have children, so we might just opt to have just sex with other men; we don’t care who they are,’ Khairul says.‘Brunei [is] certainly the most conservative country in Southeast Asia,’ says Matthew Woolfe, founder and director of The Brunei Project, the only group whose main focus is advocating for LGBTI rights in Brunei.

‘I think that conservatism extends to the LGBT community.

This is also at a time of heightened fear for the country’s LGBTI community.‘I’m not sure what kind of therapy — I don’t even want to know, because I’m too scared to know what he went through.’ ‘Social media is a good medium.But public social media, like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, if we were to say that we’re from Brunei and we’re gay, and we don’t tell our real identity, the Brunei community will actually go immediately on a “riot” and give extreme negative comments to everything,’ says.In some cases this can manifest in extreme forms, with gay men undergoing conversion therapy in attempts to ‘cure’ themselves.‘I know one person who went through conversion therapy, and [he’s] acting as a straight man now, and married to a wife and has children,’ says Khairul.

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