KUALA LUMPUR Jaringan Melayu Muda president Azwanddin Hamzah yesterday urged human rights activists to stop championing gay rights.
"Seksualiti Merdeka is a programme to promote the deviant culture of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the transgender (LGBT) community and this has nothing to do with human rights.
"We also see this programme as an attempt to promote free sex in our community.
"Will they one day champion the rights of LGBTs to exist in primary and secondary schools?" he said in a statement.
Azwanddin said while some people might have personal reasons to support the cause, they should not use human rights to mask their agendas.
The festival, meant to create awareness of the rights of LGBTs, has been held annually since 2008.
This year's event, themed "Queer Without Fear", was scheduled to be held at the Annexe Gallery, Central Market, here from Nov 9 to 13 but was cancelled after police issued a ban on the festival.