Singapore

LGBTI Rights in Singapore


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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ADDED ON: 05/07/2019

Rainbow flags confiscated at Singapore concert of openly gay singer Troye Sivan

Fans of the openly gay singer Troye Sivan were told not to wave rainbow flags during a concert in Singapore last Friday. LGBTQ rights activist Benjamin Xue attended the Singapore leg of…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

Support for gay rights seen growing in Singapore

Singapore has seen “distinct shifts” in attitudes to gay rights in the last five years, with support for same-sex marriage rising, a survey released on Thursday showed. Nearly six in 10 of…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2019

Foreign Minister denies saying gay sex ban is a ‘silly’ issue in Singapore

Singapore’s Foreign Minister has denied ever labelling a discussion around the country’s gay sex ban as ‘silly’. Queer man, YuZhou Lee attended a Singapore government forum in San Francisco at the weekend.…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2019

Politicians urged to cut ties with ‘homophobic’ pastor

Two assembly members have been urged to sever their links with a controversial pastor who claimed homosexuality is a "sin". Yang Tuck Yoong called homosexuality an "abomination" during a sermon. Darren Millar…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2019

Millennial activism: Daryl Yang fights for LGBT issues and more

In 2014, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) published a set of FAQs on youth sexuality and received backlash for being affirming of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) experiences. There was even…

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