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Is Langkawi a gay friendly place to visit??

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Is Langkawi a gay friendly place to visit??

We are a gay couple in our forties and looking at going to Langkawi for a week and have heard reports it is not very gay friendly. Can anybody tell me otherwise?

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1. Re: Is Langkawi a gay friendly place to visit??

Hi

Langkawi is very gay friendly and I have met many same sex couples there.

Providing you are not into public displays of affection then you will not have any problems. Malaysian people find this very embarrassing even with heterosexual couples.

Enjoy

Lesley

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2. Re: Is Langkawi a gay friendly place to visit??

Yes! As Lesley said, as long as there is no obscene stuffs, I would pledge that Langkawi is very very gay friendly place.

Happy Planning!

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4. Re: Is Langkawi a gay friendly place to visit??

for reasons which cannot be discussed on a family forum; the effect of certain laws in malaysia means gay relationships are technically illegal. i will not link sites explaining this here; a google search should give all the information necessary. the post immediately preceding this one has been reported; it is not 'family friendly'.

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5. Re: Is Langkawi a gay friendly place to visit??

Cheers Pam - I reported it earlier today!

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6. Re: Is Langkawi a gay friendly place to visit??

Oh dear. It seems it's ok in a 'family friendly' forum to talk about gays but we have to be a bit 'twee' about what we say!

So, how about this : a local mini mart has 'gay friendly' necessities openly on sale on the checkout counter. Is that acceptable?

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7. Re: Is Langkawi a gay friendly place to visit??

What I find shocking is that there are reports going around that Langkawi is not gay-friendly. Are these reports from people who are actually gay? Where did you come across these reports, Drewnfran?

Not only is Langkawi gay-friendly, but it is a place where many Malaysians of various transgender identities come to work. Why would so many of them flock here if Langkawi is so intolerant of homosexuality?

Patrick

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10. Re: Is Langkawi a gay friendly place to visit??

Hayat r

I have asked for your posts to be removed. You are obviously having a laugh or something.....

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