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LGBTI Rights in Singapore


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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ADDED ON: 03/13/2022

Singapore upholds anti-gay law, but activists hopeful after minister’s speech

Singapore’s gay rights campaigners know full well that their years-long campaign to repeal the country’s colonial-era law that criminalises consensual sex between men is a marathon, not a sprint. That reality came…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2022

Singapore’s highest court refuses to overturn country’s gay sex ban.

Singapore’s highest court rejected a bid by LGBTQ+ activists to overturn the country’s law that criminalises men having sex with men. The Court of Appeals stated that the law, which was first…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2022

Gay kiss on live TV evades Singapore’s ban on LGBT content.

It was a Singaporean news report on the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, live from a Beijing bar filled with eager fans. Yet it was two men – who burst into the view…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2022

Samsung pulls ad featuring heartfelt moments between loved ones including a drag performer

Samsung decided to remove an advertisement from airing in Singapore and deleted it from online channels, shortly after posting it, because it “may be perceived as insensitive and offensive to some members…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2021

The podcast celebrating Singapore’s ‘hidden’ gay community

Through stories of personal experiences and interviews with guests, a groundbreaking podcast is trying to “celebrate and stop hiding” the LGBTQ+ community in Singapore, where sex between consenting male adults is still…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2021

377: The British colonial law that left an anti-LGBTQ legacy in Asia

For much of the past two centuries, it was illegal to be gay in a vast swathe of the world - thanks to colonial Britain. Till today, colonial-era laws that ban homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2021

Singapore Rebukes US Embassy Over LGBT Rights Event

Singapore’s government has told the U.S. Embassy “not to interfere” in local matters after it hosted a webinar with local LGBT advocates earlier this week. The invitation-only webinar, held to mark International…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2021

Singapore man jailed for threatening ‘torture’ and ‘death curses’ against judges who upheld anti-gay law

A man has been jailed for threatening a High Court judge and the Singapore judiciary on social media after they upheld a discriminatory anti-gay law. Muhammad Hanif Mohamed Huzairi, 31, was sentenced…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

American anti-trans activist invited to give Singaporeans a ‘better understanding’

An American doctor who believes transgenderism as a “myth” and has supported the forced “conversion” of homosexuals has been invited to lead a discussion of the issue Saturday in Singapore. After details…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2021

Singapore’s gay sex ban and the LGBTQ+ movement: The story so far

It has been an important week for LGBTQ+ activists in Singapore, both in the courtroom and on the streets. While the affluent country has seen some moves towards liberalisation, the queer community…

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