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leisure can be a challenging place for the L. G. B. T. but on stage she could corona feels at home she's the guitarist and singer of three piece band in town cats in Kuala Lumpur her band is unique there many of she because songs are about her experiences as a transgender woman growing up in a conservative Muslim family and society , she do I need to bring in hell she says she found the courage to become a musician after traveling to Japan under research scholarship five years ago today ten Tom cats and another Malaysian L. G. B. T. band should be %HESITATION plea gigs and events together in the few L. G. B. T. six bases around the city like a lot of kids with the %HESITATION Amy's Kraus they've never met they can open the trans person before I've never met a trans man before they've never made it clear to people before they don't have clear friends at the end so they they're welcome to come and ask us questions anything cross dressing sodomy another same sex acts are all illegal in Malaysia while enforcement of the laws rare civil rights groups say persecution of the L. G. B. T. community is growing last September in Eastern Malaysian state two women were caned for quote attempting lesbian sex earlier this month LGBT activists sparked outrage when they joined the March to celebrate international women's day and prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has said the country will not accept same sex marriage or L. G. B. T. rights despite the risks sugar is not worried about her public visibility she and her band only want to bring attention to the lives of queer and transgender people as well as the discrimination that they face one game at a time