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The global homosexual population has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Some observers point to the emergence of social media for the prevalence of gay tolerance and less hostility toward homosexuals around the world.

Gay dating app Grindr has quickly grown to over 2 million LGBT subscribers. But one country where homosexuality is still illegal is Malaysia. Grindr is outlawed there, as are open displays of homosexuality in the streets.

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An article by Sinar Harian features a list of physical attributes to look for to spot gay men.

The article states gay men:

  • Tend to have facial beards
  • Love going to the gym (to look at other men)
  • Prefer brand name clothing and shoes
  • Wear tight t-shirts to ‘show off their six-packs’

    The writer also included a list of features to spot lesbians:

  • Tend to hug each other
  • Hold hands, and talk about how much they hate men

    The article quoted a religious preacher Hanafiah Malik, who warned that homosexuality is on the increase in Malaysia. He blames gay rights groups for championing LGBT rights, saying there is an urgent need to stop the trend.

    As a result of Malaysia's strict anti-gay laws, the incidences of attacks against LGBT people have increased recently.

    An 18-year-old student was beaten and burned to death last year by classmates who said he was gay.

    A few months later, a 27-year-old transgender person was stabbed and shot three times at his floral shop.

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    • iWasteTime

      You've wrote a few of these too!
      Freelancing ?

    • datjerk

      Oh, ok.

    • Phillybruh
    • klwbaby

      I wonder how much time and research it took to give such in-depth characteristics for this article.

    • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

      If you actually read them you would know--exactly zero!!!

    • pure_rachet

      LMAO! So I can't date a man with a beard and a hard body? HELP!!!

    • klwbaby

      I agree. I'm sure Sinar had a lot of fun and lotion on stand by to go out and look at all those men.

    • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

      Welp! I guess everyone in America is gåy then.

      Fitted shirts?
      Go to the gym?
      Facial hair?
      Prefers brand named clothing?
      Talks bad about men sometimes?
      Talks bad about women sometimes?(this wasn't on there but it fits their list)

    • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

      Lol! Cute.

    • Scorpiess

      Call me a hater (the standard response to any derailment of these satanic inspired activities) but, 'go forth and multiply' is the only message that I take to heart. Go forth and multiply.

      Next year we'll all be being 'shamed' into accepting bestiality and paedophilia too. Just wait for it, it is already at the door...

      In a few years when we are fully indoctrinated into accepting every perversion going, we'll all be expected to worship the great man himself: Satan.

      I'm just saying.

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    • Phillybruh

      I'm a happily married gay man, but the second they allow bestiality or Pedophilia I'll be protesting with you.

    • Scorpiess

      Go forth and multiply. Get right with Yahuah. It is the only way -

    • Phillybruh

      I've gone forth and multiplied aswell?!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      This generalized list of "attributes" is about as useful as a malfunctioning traffic signal, LOL! I thought the best way to tell if someone is **fill-in-the-blank*** ...is to... GET TO KNOW THEM first, smh. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16192fdc61f10ea0e85c64a5c68ffcada626e5c7a9764a7592d68ef5a33dfbcb.gif

    • Scorpiess

      What? You mean you have 'created' children? How funny.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!


      Philly said 'Next!' LOL!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      girl, don't let this mess get between you and the delicious Beard Gang, LOL!!!!

    • Karen Brady

      First.. the headline made me laugh out loud all IGNANT and whatnot. Second, the pic of the two men made me laugh out loud again all IGNANT and whatnot. Third, have a BLESSED week ya'll.

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    • Karen Brady

      Hold hands, and talk about how much they hate men.. I. AM. ON. THE. FLOOR. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Too early in a new week and a new year for this mess Auntie. I'm trying to be different this year.

    • Karen Brady

      I. CAN'T. AND. I. WON'T.

    • Karen Brady


    • Ms.Vanilla

      These are just a few of the things to look for. NOT ALL. Getting to know them should trump everything else. I have gay friends but I do not condone the lifestyle. They are hellbound if they don't change their ways.

    • kre

      They forgot to mention that glimmer the men get in their eyes

    • Evillene

      "Tend to have facial beards"

      OMG. That is not helpful. Every man I know has a beard.

    • Coy little wink
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    • GuestSTAR

      In the Middle East they throw homosexual men off buildings.

    • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

      OK. The list is so ........................................... I don't even know what to call it.
      Murdering people for being gay? Unacceptable.

    • Zeta Phi Beta 1920


    • Blue

      This write-up is gay

    • Trace da Ace

      maaannnnn....whatever!! This is the most stupid write up I have ever read.....I mean for real??? Men with beards?? Women who hug to much?? Excuse me, but Im a black woman...and as black folks...we are huggers....period. And I'm sorry, but I refuse to jump ship on the beard gang...hell I LOVE a bread on ANY man....gay or straight....people need to get off their high horse and stop worrying about other people and what they are doing with their lives.....moving on......--->

    • Gloria

      lol, I WISH you can look at some one and automatically know if they are gay!

      But you can't. This article is trash.

    • Vonn

      This man right here is yummmmm. Who is that?

    • Vonn

      Sounds like it was written on the toilet, in one "session."

    • Skin Deep Beauty

      And unfortunately that list is about right! This what the todays world breed and due to support and acceptance of that lifestyle!!! I good with my circle!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      girl, they done gone too far now, Lol!

    • RealATLPeach36

      Tend to have facial beards..... I LOVE BEARDS...and NOT all mean that have a beard is gay.....I pray not...uuugghhh have me looking at my boss as he walk by with custom tailored suit no socks and beard

    • RealATLPeach36

      I know have me starring at men at work...waiting for the flick of the wrist or blowing bubbles with gum

    • Cannelle

      Beating and burning people alive. Publishing a list of certain behaviors. This sounds exactly like a witch hunt.

    • RealATLPeach36

      eyebrow gang! Cutie

    • Cannelle

      I think that people need to reduce the "multiply" part. So many people on the planet as is, and we will run low on resources if everyone who can, multiples. Save something for the kids and babies who are already here.

    • Coy little wink

      Idk but he is FINE lawd just imagine sitting on that face ?

    • Vonn

      I am swooning.

    • Phillybruh

      Oh they would be mad about this one...lol

    • Vonn

      Lol. That was my first thought & I'm not ashamed.

    • Kemi

      The list is outrageously funny!! And sad they burned someone over sexual preference.

    • Coy little wink
    • Coy little wink

      Is he gay...what gives it away ?

    • Phillybruh

      That's a female to male transgender. His name is Laith

    • A D N

      Please allow people to be who they choose to be or who they are. I still don't understand how one group is superior to another. But I must say this...the gay population are less in the closet these days OR something is in the water or food or air or something because gay people are everywhere.

    • A D N

      Had to scroll back up. WHAT?!?

    • Karen Brady

      cracking their gum and whatnot

    • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011


      That looks good but I would have been disappointed if I had taken that home and he didn't have an outie.

      I would have been through.

    • Scorpiess

      Oh please. I thought you'd said all that you needed to say to me before.

      We are not at crisis point at all. There is plenty of room left. The 'elites' want you to think that we are suffering from global warming due to their desire to reduce the population to 500 000 000.


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    • Cannelle

      Lol. I almost forgot that you are a conspiracy theorist. Plenty of room...where? Who is going to pay for all of these extra people? What jobs will they have with so many things being automated? Its hard for people to find jobs as it is, even with degrees. Everyone cant be a computer programmer. India and China have surpassed one billion people each. The Chinese are exploiting TF out of Africa for resources. How much plastic waste can the ocean hold? You like seafood? You won't be seeing wild stocks pretty soon. Surely you've seen the story about Capetown drinking water crisis. All of this stuff is made up, right?

      No one is saying kill the people who are already here. We are saying reduce the number of births. Why does fetty wap need seven kids?

      I am far from elite. But at least I ask questions.

    • Scorpiess

      I am no conspiracy theorist! I am a 'truther'. Learn the difference.

      If you insist on getting all of your info from CNN then there really is no hope.

      Ask questions by all means - all 'truthers' insist on that, but what we also swear by is doing your own research.

    • Cannelle

      I agree with the first point. Gay people have always existed, it is just that they are less persecuted now (clearly only in some places), so they are more open.

    • Cannelle

      I haven't watched CNN since right after Obama won his first election. I wasn't even aware that many people still watched that crap.
      ill be careful to use 'truther' from now on.

      I'm trained as an ecologist, so I have seen some of the data on these trends...very alarming. But honestly, I am too tired, often ignored and underpaid for this mess. Maybe you are right..Go forth and multiply! I'll be dead in 50 years anyway.

    • Quitedeliteful

      The man saying all of this must be gay himself. How would he know what gay men are doing or what they like???

    • J2PC

      A number of muslim men & their leaders have beards as did Jesus & other leaders in the Bible. -I don't buy the beard thing. It is just a way to manipulate masculine men into shaving.

      Most feminine gay men tend to avoid having a beard. -so I call BS on that one. lol

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    • dontgetblocked

      No one should be killed but I would suggest not having a floral shop if you're gay in Malaysia. Be a little more discreet.

    • MRiGOThim

      Gays can sure spot a gay, lmao!!!

    • Cannelle

      Perhaps you are right. I could die tomorrow.

    • Scorpiess

      Why though? I hope you are OK ?

    • HTOWNPuffinBlockGameSoStrong

      Lmao!! My husband has one also... ?