Singapore

LGBTI Rights in Singapore


ADDED ON: 01/22/2019

LGBT rights advocate files case against Attorney-General, stating Section 377A of Penal Code is void

An LGBT rights advocate has filed a case against the Attorney-General, stating that Section 377A of the Penal Code - which criminalises sex between men - is "inconsistent" with portions of Singapore's…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2018

Singapore government responds to court’s gay adoption decision

Singapore’s Minister for Social & Family Development Desmond Lee has commented on a recent court decision in the island nation that allowed a gay man to adopt the child he fathered oversees…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

Gay man in Singapore wins landmark child adoption case

A gay man has won a legal battle in Singapore to be legally recognised as the parent of a child he fathered through surrogacy abroad. The Singapore High Court ruled on Monday…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2018

MP Allegedy Walks Out of Discussion with Resident After Being Asked for Her Views on Anti-gay Law

A meeting with Nee Soon GRC Member of Parliament (MP) Lee Bee Wah last night turned awkward, according to an activist representing the Ready4Repeal movement. Edward Foo, a volunteer of the group…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

LGBTQ Movements Gain Energy Across SE Asia

Growing up as a transgender woman in Singapore, Sheila says she lived in fear of her parents "finding out who she is. As a result of me trying to express my liking of feminine…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2018

Singapore Elite Backs Push to Overturn Anti-Gay Laws

Senior members of Singapore’s business, political and legal elite have backed fresh attempts to overturn the colonial-era section of the country’s penal code that criminalizes gay sex. Leading the push are former…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2018

Buddhist Group’s President in Favour of Repealing 377A

The Buddhist Fellowship's president said yesterday he supports repealing Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalizes sex between men. Separately, the group behind the latest attempt to repeal the law held…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

Straight Families in Singapore Speak Out for LGBTI People Amid anti-Gay Law Debate

In Singapore, the debate over repealing the country’s anti-gay law, Section 377A, has grown increasingly ugly. Religious leaders have encouraged Singaporeans to support the law that criminalizes gay sex with up to…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

LGBTI Advocates Denounce Support for Singapore’s anti-Gay Law

Advocates for LGBTI rights have hit back at religious institutions for supporting Singapore’s anti-gay law, Section 377A. In the last two weeks both Christian and Islamic organizations have expressed support for the…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

Don’t Scrap Law Penalising Gay Sex, Warns Singapore’s Archbishop

A colonial-era law that criminalizes consensual sex between men should not be repealed in the “present circumstances,” said Singapore’s archbishop late Tuesday. The statement sees William Goh wade into a firestorm of…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2018

Singapore’s Education Minister Says There Is ‘No Discrimination’ Against LGBT People

Singapore’s Minister for Education has said that LGBT+ people do not experience discrimination at work, in housing or in education – despite the fact that gay sex is still criminalised. Minister Ong…

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