Tag Archives: Gay

Close Encounters of the Authentic Kind: Exploring Love, Sex and Intimacy among Gay-Identifying Malaysian Men

Goh, J. N. (2016). Close encounters of the authentic kind: Exploring the meaning-making of love, sex and intimacy among gay-identifying Malaysian men. In J. C. H. Lee & M. Ferrarese (Eds.), Punks, monks and politics: Authenticity in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia (pp. 47–64). London: Rowman & Littlefield International. Abstract This chapter focuses on personal realities that speak to notions of authenticity among gay-identifying Malaysian men in their meaning-making of love, sex and intimacy. I aim towards an appraisal of the life experiences and circumstances of Read More +

Imaginative Assemblages of of Transcendent/Desire: Non-Heteronormative Malaysian Men Speak Up and Talk Back

Goh, Joseph N. “Imaginative Assemblages of of Transcendent/Desire: Non-Heteronormative Malaysian Men Speak Up and Talk Back.” Critical Research on Religion 4, no. 2 (August 2016): 125-140.   Abstract Many non-heteronormative Malaysian men find themselves on the receiving end of political, socio-cultural, and religious condemnations of their sexual identifyings and expressions. Their lived realities are often considered invalid, including from religious and theological perspectives. This article is a queer socio-theological project that examines the lived realities of six non-heteronormative Malaysian men who speak up and talk Read More +

‘Why is it Wrong’?: Conceptualisations of Sexual Wrongdoing and Sexual Ethics among Gay-Identifying Malaysian Men

Goh, Joseph N. “‘Why is it Wrong’?: Conceptualisations of Sexual Wrongdoing and Sexual Ethics among Gay-Identifying Malaysian Men.” In Doing Asian Theological Ethics in a Cross-Cultural and Interreligious Context, edited by Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan, James F. Keenan and Shaji George Kochuthara, 347-360. Bengaluru, India: Dharmaram Publications, 2016. Abstract This essay is a critical investigation of the conceptualisations of sexual wrongdoing and ethics among gay-identifying Malaysian men. My focus here is on the lived experiences of two gay-identifying Malaysian men who profess to be non-practising Read More +

SEA Studies Symposium 2015 – Roundtables and Workshops: “The Year of ASEAN: Integrating Southeast Asia,” March 20-24, 2015

  ●  Goh, Joseph N. “The Contestation of Muslim Homogeneity through Queer Variegations of Lived Islam among Gay-Identifying Malay-Muslim Malaysian Men.” Paper presentation at “Gender and Nationhood: The Emerging Gendered Modernities of Malaysia and Indonesia” Panel, SEA Studies Symposium 2015 – Roundtables and Workshops, “The Year of ASEAN: Integrating Southeast Asia,” in conjunction with the Asian Economic Panel Conference, Sunway University, Malaysia, March 22, 2015. Chair: Gaik Cheng Khoo. ●   Alicia Izharuddin, Joseph N. Goh and Pang Khee Teik. “The State and Future of the Read More +