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LGBTI Rights in Singapore


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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ADDED ON: 01/28/2021

Singapore rights groups speak out over arrests for transphobia protest

Singapore’s LGBT rights groups on Wednesday urged introspection from authorities after police arrested three people for staging a brief peaceful protest against transphobia in the education system. The rare protest in the…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2021

Challenge against Section 377A: Chief Justice says Govt’s ‘compromise’ on enforcement should be considered

SINGAPORE - Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said the "political compromise" struck by the Government in 2007 - to keep Section 377A of the Penal Code but not enforce it - should be…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2021

Singapore eatery praised for LGBTQ allyship after homophobic incident in shop

A homophobic incident at a food outlet in Lau Pa Sat has drawn a flock of supporters – including local celebrities – commending the business for taking a stand against hate. Health…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2021

Transgender student shares distressing experience of MOE blocking her HRT treatment

Using a throwaway account on reddit/r/SGExams, one transgender student recalled her difficult experience in school, specifically with the Ministry of Education (MOE) allegedly interfering her hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment that was…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2020

Homophobia Is Not an Asian Value. It’s Time for the East to Reconnect to Its Own Traditions of Tolerance

Tan Seng Kee, a 62-year-old retired doctor and LGBTQ+ activist, recently filed a motion in Singapore’s High Court, asking it to order the city-state’s cabinet to revoke a colonial-era law that could…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2020

LGBT activist seeks court order for parliamentary Bill on repealing Section 377A

SINGAPORE - A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activist has applied to the High Court for a mandatory order for Cabinet to move a Bill in Parliament to abolish the…

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June Chua – The T Project, Singapore

June Chua was looking for new ventures after decades in the sex work industry and she decided to start The T Project, a housing service and community support nonprofit for transgender Singaporeans…

ADDED ON: 09/02/2020

Queer swimmer Theresa Goh advocates for Singapore’s LGBTQ community

Theresa Goh became a legend in Singapore by winning gold at the 2006 Paralympic Championships. Now she’s pushing for LGBTQ visibility in her home country. A new profile in Lifestyle Asia spells…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2020

LGBT pride flag influenced by Satan? Artiste Joanna Theng receives backlash

Sharing hot takes on the internet is not always rainbows and butterflies, as one local artiste found out after her opinions on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community were not…

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