Singapore

LGBTI Rights in Singapore


ADDED ON: 09/21/2022

iQiyi Says Deletion of LGBTQ Series in Singapore Is Temporary

Chinese-owned video streamer iQiyi has confirmed that it has blocked access in Singapore to ten gay-themed TV series. But it says that the move is temporary. “The content was temporarily removed in…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2022

Singapore mulls ‘cancel culture’ legislation amid gay marriage debate

Singapore’s law minister says “cancel culture” rules may be included in legislation in the near future as the government looks to protect residents against online pressure over expressing views on topics including…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2022

Compromise Lies Behind Singapore’s New Approach to LGBT Rights

Growing up in a conservative Christian neighborhood in Singapore, Brenda Eng and Pearlyn Tam never imagined they would lead the life they do today. The lesbian couple share a home, run a…

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ADDED ON: 09/01/2022

‘I thought I would die before this moment’: one man’s fight against Singapore’s gay sex law

Tan Eng Hong’s voice wavers as he remembers his 12-year struggle against Section 377A, a law that criminalises sex between men in Singapore. When he heard the announcement this month that the law…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2022

End of Singapore’s gay sex ban a ‘small step’ for some LGBT couples

Singapore's decision to lift a colonial-era ban on sex between men is long overdue and will not end discrimination of LGBT groups in the conservative city-state, rights activists and members of the…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2022

Singapore will decriminalize sex between men by repealing a colonial-era law

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Singapore announced Sunday it will decriminalize sex between men by repealing a colonial-era law while protecting the city-state's traditional norms and its definition of marriage. During his speech at…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2022

CNA Explains: The history of 377A and how some countries have repealed it

A controversial law that criminalises sex between men in Singapore has been thrust into the spotlight again, amid an ongoing government review which seeks to find the best way forward on Section…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2022

Singapore says those ‘engaging in gay sex’ will not be prosecuted despite archaic law that bans it

Singapore will not prosecute citizens under its colonial-era law against consensual same-sex sexual relations, a local government official has claimed. During an interview on BBC’s “Hardtalk” on June 29, 2022, Home Affairs…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2022

Singapore government will not prosecute ‘people engaging in gay sex’.

A Singapore government minister last week said his country will not prosecute anyone under a colonial-era law that criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual relations. “People engaging in gay sex will not be prosecuted,…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2022

Singapore’s Pink Dot gay pride rally returns, as MP from ruling party attends for first time – and in a pink T-shirt

Singapore’s annual Pink Dot gay pride rally returned to the nation’s sole government-designated free speech zone on Saturday with palpable excitement after a two-year interruption and amid indications a controversial law criminalising…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2022

Singapore’s Slow but Steady Path Toward Decriminalizing Homosexuality

Singapore’s strict legislation is often cited as one the city-state’s defining characteristics. Talks about the country’s most stringent laws, from the infamous ban on chewing gum to the enforcement of death penalty…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2022

SINGAPORE CONDUCTS FIRST EVER PUBLIC SURVEY ON LGBT ISSUES

A Singapore government survey seeking feedback from the public about LGBTQI issues and section 377A that criminalises same-sex relationships has received over 30,000 responses. According to the Strait Times, the “overwhelming” response to the…

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