26 Jun '16, 9am

Malaysian now organiser of NY gay pride parade

Malaysian now organiser of NY gay pride parade

KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian man who sought asylum in the United States due to the discrimination over his sexuality is the director of what is set to be the largest gay pride parade ever in New York this year. Mr Julian Sanjivan, the volunteer in charge of organising the event in Manhattan business centre of the US city today, was elected as the march director by the Heritage of Pride committee last year. Mr Sanjivan’s tale was covered in a Wall Street Journal article on the preparations for the parade in New York, which examined the hectic affair of arranging the annual parade calling for equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people following the deadly shooting at an Orlando nightclub earlier this month. According to the US newspaper, Mr Sanjivan said he was granted asylum in the US last year, after he was picked for a programme sponsored by the US...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/malaysian-now-organ...

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