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LGBTI Rights in Singapore


ADDED ON: 05/16/2020

Singaporean pop star dropped by his record label for coming out as gay makes triumphant comeback

Willie Tay, a Singaporean pop star whose sexuality cost him his record deal and social media following, has bounced back with a brand new album. Tay was a rising star on the…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2020

Singapore: Two men file appeals against High Court decision to dismiss Section 377A challenge

Two men have filed appeals against a High Court decision to dismiss their legal challenges against the law criminalising sex between men. Lawyers representing Mr Johnson Ong Ming, a disc jockey, and…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

Singapore Upholds Colonial Anti-Gay Laws: Being Gay Remains Illegal For 5.7M People

Singapore’s High Court today ruled to uphold the criminalisation of homosexuality, the Human Dignity Trust have confirmed. The decision would have overturned an anti-gay colonial law instated in 1938 under British rule.…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2019

Singapore court to hear legal challenges on gay sex ban

As a Singapore court prepares to hear a series of legal challenges to a law that bans gay sex, LGBT+ activists on Tuesday called for the “right” verdict to be delivered so…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2019

Gay sex: is time finally up for Singapore’s Section 377A?

It is a law famously and stubbornly resistant to change. One that has outlived not only the British colonialists who drafted it, but the British empire itself. A law that survived the…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

Uganda arrested 16 LGBTQ activists. Here’s where else gay rights are a battleground in the world.

This week Ugandan police arrested 16 LGBTQ activists on charges of gay sex — which is punishable by life imprisonment. Police arrested them at the sexual health organization where they worked and…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2019

Bans, censors, jail: perfect storm for gay arts in Singapore?

Homosexuality is banned in Singapore and arts are strictly censored - yet performers say the tough line helps foment a thriving, LGBT+ cultural scene in this conservative city state. Drag artists stage…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2019

LGBT activist and retired GP Roy Tan files new court challenge against Section 377A

An activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, who is a retired general practitioner, has filed a new court challenge against Section 377A of the Penal Code, a law that…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2019

PM Lee: Whatever your sexual orientation, you’re welcome to work in Singapore

Are the winds of change blowing over Singapore? Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke up about sexual orientation and Section 377A of the Penal Code, which deem homosexual acts between men illegal,…

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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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