Singapore

LGBT Rights in Singapore


ADDED ON: 12/05/2018

MP Allegedy Walks Out of Discussion with Resident After Being Asked for Her Views on Anti-gay Law

A meeting with Nee Soon GRC Member of Parliament (MP) Lee Bee Wah last night turned awkward, according to an activist representing the Ready4Repeal movement. Edward Foo, a volunteer of the group…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

LGBTQ Movements Gain Energy Across SE Asia

Growing up as a transgender woman in Singapore, Sheila says she lived in fear of her parents "finding out who she is. As a result of me trying to express my liking of feminine…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2018

Singapore Elite Backs Push to Overturn Anti-Gay Laws

Senior members of Singapore’s business, political and legal elite have backed fresh attempts to overturn the colonial-era section of the country’s penal code that criminalizes gay sex. Leading the push are former…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2018

Buddhist Group’s President in Favour of Repealing 377A

The Buddhist Fellowship's president said yesterday he supports repealing Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalizes sex between men. Separately, the group behind the latest attempt to repeal the law held…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

Straight Families in Singapore Speak Out for LGBTI People Amid anti-Gay Law Debate

In Singapore, the debate over repealing the country’s anti-gay law, Section 377A, has grown increasingly ugly. Religious leaders have encouraged Singaporeans to support the law that criminalizes gay sex with up to…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

LGBTI Advocates Denounce Support for Singapore’s anti-Gay Law

Advocates for LGBTI rights have hit back at religious institutions for supporting Singapore’s anti-gay law, Section 377A. In the last two weeks both Christian and Islamic organizations have expressed support for the…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

Don’t Scrap Law Penalising Gay Sex, Warns Singapore’s Archbishop

A colonial-era law that criminalizes consensual sex between men should not be repealed in the “present circumstances,” said Singapore’s archbishop late Tuesday. The statement sees William Goh wade into a firestorm of…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2018

Singapore’s Education Minister Says There Is ‘No Discrimination’ Against LGBT People

Singapore’s Minister for Education has said that LGBT+ people do not experience discrimination at work, in housing or in education – despite the fact that gay sex is still criminalised. Minister Ong…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2018

Support to Keep Singapore’s anti-Gay Laws is Growing Stronger by the Day

A petition to keep the ban on gay sex in Singapore has more than double the number of signatures than a petition that calls for an end to it. Inspired by India’s…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2018

Singapore DJ Files Court Challenge Against Gay Sex Ban after India Ruling

A Singapore DJ has filed a court challenge against a colonial-era law that bans gay sex in the conservative city-state, his lawyers said on Wednesday, following India’s scrapping of similar legislation. Johnson Ong…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2018

Most Singaporeans Still Support Law Banning Gay Sex: Survey

A slim majority of Singaporeans still support a law that bans gay sex, an online survey showed on Monday, amid renewed debate on whether the city-state should follow India’s footsteps and scrap…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2018

Amending 377a: Unlike Courts, Parliament Will Take into Account Views of Public

Whether Section 377A will be repealed or amended will be a matter for Parliament to decide, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam on Saturday, a day after he first spoke about…

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