Bisexual Bruneian man speaks out against country’s new penal code

By : Michael K. Lavers Of The Washington Blade, Courtesy Of The National LGBT Media Association
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A bisexual man in Brunei on April 5 said his country’s new penal code that calls for the death penalty for anyone convicted of consensual same-sex sexual relations is “weaponizing religion.”

“Our religion is one of peace and one of tolerance,” he told the Washington Blade during a WhatsApp interview from Bandar Seri Begawan, the Bruneian capital. “I don’t see it as righteous or pious … it’s weaponizing religion.”

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