Singapore

LGBTI Rights in Singapore


ADDED ON: 06/03/2019

Pink Dot: how Singapore’s LGBT movement became a ‘tangible force’ where others struggle to survive

It was an obvious choice for Manda Foo when she was asked to sign a pledge in April to reduce discrimination faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2019

Gay pop star from Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, shares coming out story

I remember when I was a kid, I’d hear people calling gays ‘ah gua’ in Singapore. It’s an equivalence of the word faggot or broken wrist. There was a lot of stigma…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2019

Rainbow flags confiscated at Singapore concert of openly gay singer Troye Sivan

Fans of the openly gay singer Troye Sivan were told not to wave rainbow flags during a concert in Singapore last Friday. LGBTQ rights activist Benjamin Xue attended the Singapore leg of…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

Support for gay rights seen growing in Singapore

Singapore has seen “distinct shifts” in attitudes to gay rights in the last five years, with support for same-sex marriage rising, a survey released on Thursday showed. Nearly six in 10 of…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2019

Foreign Minister denies saying gay sex ban is a ‘silly’ issue in Singapore

Singapore’s Foreign Minister has denied ever labelling a discussion around the country’s gay sex ban as ‘silly’. Queer man, YuZhou Lee attended a Singapore government forum in San Francisco at the weekend.…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2019

Politicians urged to cut ties with ‘homophobic’ pastor

Two assembly members have been urged to sever their links with a controversial pastor who claimed homosexuality is a "sin". Yang Tuck Yoong called homosexuality an "abomination" during a sermon. Darren Millar…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2019

Millennial activism: Daryl Yang fights for LGBT issues and more

In 2014, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) published a set of FAQs on youth sexuality and received backlash for being affirming of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) experiences. There was even…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2019

70 percent of Singaporeans disapprove of same-sex relations, study finds

Almost 70 percent of people in Singapore disapprove of same-sex relationships, a recent study has found. The number of people who disapprove was highest among Singaporean Muslims, Christians and Hindus. The working…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

Singaporeans Remain Deeply Divided on the Issues of Recognizing Gay Civil Partnerships Here

Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam was right — Singapore remains “deeply split” on the matter of gay rights in the country. According to a new study by market research company YouGov, only…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2019

Fury at HIV Data Leak in Conservative Singapore

Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2019

Two suits challenge Singapore’s colonial-era anti-gay law

Singapore is facing two lawsuits asking the courts to overturn the nation’s colonial-era anti-homosexuality law, Section 377A. Both constitutional challenges were filed after the Indian Supreme Court in September overturned that nation’s anti-homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2019

Why Some Members of Singapores’s LGBTI Community Prefer Life in the Shadows

When news broke in December that Singapore’s High Court had allowed a gay couple to adopt their son conceived through a surrogate in the United States, it was not met with cheers…

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